High Tide

Season 1 Episode 1

Let Us Prey

Aired Unknown Sep 24, 1994 on
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Let Us Prey
Gordon hires Mick and Joey (for double the fee) to investigate a rich girls entry into a cult.

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  • Gordon hires Mick and Joey to rescue a girl from a cult.

    For the first episode, I don't think they do a very good job of setting things up, Mick (Rick Springfield) and Joey (Yannick Bisson) are brothers, Mick is an ex cop, their parents died when Joey was really young, and Mick ended up raising him. All this we find out in later episodes, the first episode just kind of jumps right in. Also the first season (and I think the second) is presented by Mick doing narration during the episode. I wonder how comfortable Rick was doing this. I also will say, I'm not a big fan of Rick's hair style during the first part of season one, he has way too much forehead, and I did not like the Hawaiian shirts, although it's a small price to pay for the many beach scenes that would also come along.

    Anyway, the episode opens up with Mick and Joey sitting on the beach having a discussion of religion. Then it cuts to Puerto Rico where it shows a girl, Sheila, making a phone call from the airport, then being dragged away.

    Gordon (George Segal), calls Mick, Mick hangs up on him, but Gordon, being ever so clever was already on the beach so approaches them in person (also a lousy set up for the relationship between Gordon and the Barrett brothers, we have no idea how this relationship came to be). Gordon hires Mick and Joey to rescue Sheila from a religious Cult (Children of Light), where her father believes she is being held against her will. Mick agrees for double the usual fee, plus expenses.

    They get into the Cult, talk to Sheila, she says everything is fine, but Mick picks up on the fact that it is not. So they sneak back in, get caught, the police take them to the airport, but Mick tricks the police, they escape and get back into the cult, and get caught again. In the meantime, they discover that Reverend Simon Henry (leader of the cult) is actually in the business of international gun running, so they expose him for the criminal he is, rescue Sheila, and head back to the beach.

    My favorite line in the show is when Reverend Henry asks Mick if he wants to cleanse his sins and Mick says "My sins are dry clean only". This is a pretty straight forward episode, a little bit of humor, but pretty basic.moreless
Lani Tupu

Lani Tupu

Rev. Henry

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Kirstie O'Sullivan

Kirstie O'Sullivan


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Sela Apera

Sela Apera

(credited as Sela Brown)

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