National water skiing champion Linda Day (as Linda Granville) is visiting the beach. Sandy (Luke Halpin) is particularly enthusiastic about meeting the young blonde, and takes a present to her. She rejects the present, but Flipper throws it back. Sandy, Bud (Tommy Norden), and Ricks (Brian Kelly) learn that Ms. Day has suffered a disabling motorboat accident, and is in a wheelchair. A talk with her mother Diana Douglas (as Mrs. Granville) reveals the former champion is, additionally, so despondent she has lost the will to live. When Hurricane Emma (the first of the season) threatens Coral Key, the wheelchair-bound Day refuses to evacuate. As the Hurricane hits, Sandy and Ricks must rescue the Granvilles!
Linda Day stands out this episode, especially when pulled out of the water, soaking wet. Later, the actress will change her name to "Linda Day George" (after marrying Christopher George). Hurricane Emma is also exciting; though, considerably less so than the Coral Key Hurricane of '63 (which introduced Flipper to Sandy).
***** The Second Time Around (11/28/64) Frank McDonald ~ Luke Halpin, Brian Kelly, Linda Day George
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