Baywatch

Season 1 Episode 1

Panic at Malibu Pier

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Aired Unknown Apr 23, 1989 on
7.6
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Panic at Malibu Pier
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Mitch Buchannon has just been promoted to lieutenant. Mitch and his ex-wife Gayle have an argument about what's best for their son Hobie. Eddie Kramer is the top rookie in the rookie class of ´89, and Shauni McClain is one of the last ones to qualify. Shauni starts off as a terrible lifeguard, but the experienced Jill Riley teaches her how to become a good lifeguard. In order to cheer Hobie up, Mitch and his old lifeguard friend Al Gibson, takes Hobie on a fishing trip. Then something happens and the boat sinks below the surface. Mitch and Al have to rescue the people on the boat. Disaster strike during the final rescue when Al gets trapped inside the wreck and dies. Baywatch arranges a funeral at sea for Al, with Mitch holding a speech. Meanwhile, Craig Pomeroy rescues a girl named Laurie. She is crazy and tells Gina at a party that she and Craig has had sex together. Then Laurie tries to kill Gina under a pier. But Craig comes to her rescue just in time. Trevor Cole from Australia works as a lifeguard at the local beach club. Trevor thinks that he's the best and Mitch immediately dislikes him. Even though Mitch doesn't like him, he tries to imitate him by climbing up a pipe using just arms and legs.moreless

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  • baywatch?

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  • The introduction.

    7.2
    And so the very first episode of Baywatch begins. This is the first time I had the chance to go through all of the episodes of Baywatch (it's 2010), so I don't have any of that nostalgy that some people might have for the show. For me, personally, the episode was an okay introduction to the lifeguards. It was kinda tough to sit through the entire movie, but I stuck through it and was okay with it. It wasn't anything way too special or something that I might remember forever, but it was the type of an episode that you use just to sit back and relax.



    It will be interesting seeing how Mitch and Gayle work on the custody with their son. The scene with Al dying to save the others was bittersweet and weird to see. It was interesting seeing how lifeguards payed respect to a fellow co-worker. The other part with Craig Pomeroy was quite weird. The story was okay but it is very reminiscent of those old thriller movies. For a minute there I didn't know what show was this, but then I kept reminding myself that this is Baywatch and that things like this will happen quite a lot. I quite liked the aspect of Trevor from Australia working against Baywatch. I will keep tuned.moreless
Monte Markham

Monte Markham

Capt. Don Thorpe (seasons 1-2, 1989-1990; 1991-1992)

Brandon Call

Brandon Call

Hobie Buchannon #1 (season 1, 1989-1990)

Billy Warlock

Billy Warlock

Eddie Kramer (seasons 1-2, 1989-1990/1991-1992; Baywatch Hawaiian Wedding, 2003)

David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff

Lt. Mitch Buchannon (seasons 1-10, 1989-1990/1991-2000; Baywatch Hawaiian Wedding, 2003)

Parker Stevenson

Parker Stevenson

Craig Pomeroy (season 1, 1989-1990; recurring seasons 8-9)

Peter Phelps

Peter Phelps

Trevor Cole (season 1, 1989-1990)

Richard Jaeckel

Richard Jaeckel

Al Gibson

Guest Star

Mädchen Amick

Mädchen Amick

Laurie Harris

Guest Star

Gina Hecht

Gina Hecht

Gina Pomeroy

Guest Star

Wendie Malick

Wendie Malick

Gayle Buchannon

Recurring Role

Michael Newman

Michael Newman

Mike "Newmie" Newman

Recurring Role

Gregory J. Barnett

Gregory J. Barnett

Jim Barnett

Recurring Role

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