Gopher (Fred Grandy) returns from vacation with a new girlfriend, named Gail Cowler (Taylor Miller), who is a history teacher. He also has a trunk carrying a suit of armor, which he dons in order to impress her. But when Isaac (Ted Lange) tries to help him get out of the suit, he breaks the bolt and traps Gopher inside. Captain Stubing's (Gavin MacLeod) longtime friend Joan Heinsley (Ruth Warrick) was widowed in a drunk driving accident, years earlier. The pain of losing her husband never completely healed and now intensifies as her daughter Vanessa (Denise Miller) falls for Webb Jones Junior (Laurence Lau), the son of the drunk driver who took Joan's husband's life. Reverend David Ruland (Robert Pine) leads a mission study society on board the cruise, but two of his members, Betsy Dunvar (Janine Turner) and Laura Tenley (Sharon Gabet), are smitten with him.
Did You Know?
Episode guest stars were primarily actors on ABC soaps. Ruth Warrick, Laurence Lau, and Taylor Miller from All My Children, Sharon Gabet from The Edge of Night and Janine Turner from General Hospital. See more
At the end, Gopher's lady friend says it is a good thing she is a fan of the Medieval era and not the Cenozoic era, implying that the Cenozoic era was a long time ago. While that era began some 60 million years ago, it continues through the present day. See more
The Love Boat
Written by Paul Williams
and Charles Fox
Performed by Jack Jones See more