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Episode Guide

    • The Frankie Kahana Show
      The Frankie Kahana Show
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      2/11/86
      10
      At Straightaway's club, Murray and his girlfriend are trying to fix up a music teacher with either Nick or Cody.
    • Catch Of The Day
      Catch Of The Day
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/23/84
      9.8
      An injured young woman appears out of the water warning that a ship needs help, then she sinks beneath the waves.
    • Be True To Your School
      Be True To Your School
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/27/84
      9.7
      Nick takes Cody and Murray with him as he attends his 15th year high-school reunion
    • Father's Day
      Father's Day
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      11/20/84
      9.6
      When a troubled young woman leaves her baby at the local church, the priest asks the guys to investigate the trouble the girl is in – and also leaves the baby girl with the trio for safe keeping.
    • Dead Men Don't Floss
      Dead Men Don't Floss
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      4/4/86
      9.4
      After a female reporter with the hots for Nick writes an article naming him as the primary force behind the Riptide Detective Agency, an argument ensues between himself, Cody, and Murray.
    • The Orange Grove
      The Orange Grove
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      10/16/84
      9.4
      Two suited men try to force Dooley to leave a curious package on-board the Riptide, but he ignores their demands and alerts his friends.
    • Four-Eyes
      Four-Eyes
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      3/6/84
      9.4
      At great reluctance, Cody, Nick and Murray accept a job from shady attorney Myron Bell.
    • Where The Girls Are
      Where The Girls Are
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      10/2/84
      9.3
      Cody agrees to take care of three college student girls who are visiting the area.
    • Thirty-Six Hours 'Til Dawn
      Thirty-Six Hours 'Til Dawn
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      10/22/85
      9.3
      The Government hires the trio to go to Mexico and bring out the estranged wife of an underworld crime-lord.
    • Something Fishy
      Something Fishy
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      5/22/84
      9.2
      Murray is excited about taking Cody and Nick to meet Jody, an attractive dolphin trainer who he's been conducting sonar experiments with, and whom he has a huge crush on.
    • Raiders Of The Lost Sub
      Raiders Of The Lost Sub
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      5/15/84
      9.2
      The detective trio are depressed over a lull in business, when Murray's attractive, practical joke-loving sister Melba arrives, looking for their help in proving her theory that Hitler had established a port on the U.S. west coast during World War II.
    • Long Distance Daddy
      Long Distance Daddy
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      3/27/84
      9.1
      A member of a gun smuggling racket takes the opportunity to use a flight to bump off the irritating son of the head of the operation.
    • Lady Killer
      Lady Killer
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      1/7/86
      9.1
      Nick and Cody manage to make fools of themselves when they both unsuccessfully try to hit on an attractive woman while shopping in a grocery store.
    • Polly Want an Explanation
      Polly Want an Explanation
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      3/5/85
      9.1
      Nick and Cody are none too happy when their latest client, met with in a rough biker's bar, turns out to be Mack McPherson, an "acquaintance" who landed them in trouble in the Army.
    • Home For Christmas
      Home For Christmas
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      12/17/85
      9.1
      Nick, who has never particularly enjoyed the holiday season, decides to accept an assignment from Colonel Ryan, his Army Reserve commander.
    • Requiem For Icarus
      Requiem For Icarus
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      12/10/85
      9.1
      At a party the guys run into an old friend of Nick's.
    • A Matter Of Policy
      A Matter Of Policy
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      1/14/86
      8.9
      Cody returns from a visit to his mother only to find that his boat is gone, being repaired after Nick damaged it in an accident.
    • Catch A Fallen Star
      Catch A Fallen Star
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      12/18/84
      8.9
      The trio come to the rescue of an elderly lady vagrant who is being grabbed by two thugs, only to learn that she is none other than a once-famous actress who vanished fifty years previously.
    • The Mean Green Love Machine
      The Mean Green Love Machine
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      2/7/84
      8.9
      A friend of Cody and Nick hires the agency to find her father Lane, who she's lost contact with since he went to Mexico with his new, much younger wife Dee-Dee.
    • Fuzzy Vision
      Fuzzy Vision
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      3/19/85
      8.9
      Out at sea on a fishing trip, a blown armature on the Riptide brings the P.I.s vacation to a halt.
    • Double Your Pleasure
      Double Your Pleasure
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      4/3/84
      8.8
      Cody and Nick are reluctant when Murray takes them to a singles party, but Cody is soon glad he went when he meets an attractive, pleasant woman named Sheila.
    • Riptide
      Riptide
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      1/3/84
      8.8

      Kimba Hall is the lone survivor when the Trade Wind explodes at sea. She is rescued by Mama Jo and brought back to Pier 56. Kimba becomes a suspect in the explosion and the Riptide Detective agency sets out to prove her innocent. 

    • It's A Vial Sort Of Business
      It's A Vial Sort Of Business
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      12/4/84
      8.8
      Cody and Nick's patience is being tested with Dooley's singing while working off some debts and Murray causing chaos with the Riptide's electricity.
    • Chapel Of Glass
      Chapel Of Glass
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      4/11/86
      8.8
      The detectives are investigating how an unqualified chemical company was able to win a disposal contract that led to a local beach being contaminated, when two phoney cops try to kill them.
    • The Bargain Department
      The Bargain Department
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      11/5/85
      8.8
      With the Agency in it's worse ever financial trouble, Cody is considering an offer to sell.
    • Diamonds Are For Never
      Diamonds Are For Never
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      2/21/84
      8.8
      An air stewardess who delivers seemingly innocent packages from her friend Artie to his brother, witnesses Artie's murder, and is danger herself when the killer sees her and chases.
    • Beat The Box
      Beat The Box
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      11/13/84
      8.8
      Nick and Cody reluctantly help Murray test out his new lie-detector game.
    • The Hardcase
      The Hardcase
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      2/28/84
      8.7
      The guys intervene when they spot three thugs on-board an unfamiliar boat harassing the girls on the Barefoot Contessa
    • Baxter And Boz
      Baxter And Boz
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      1/22/85
      8.7
      After meeting a down-and-out who is also a fellow inventor, and helping him iron out a kink in his latest creation, Murray learns that the man is actually reclusive billionaire Baxter Bernard.
    • Robin And Marian
      Robin And Marian
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      12/3/85
      8.7
      The trio are at a party on Pier 56 when one of the guests discovers that all of the boats in the harbour have been burgled.
    • Girls Night Out
      Girls Night Out
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      2/19/85
      8.7
      Cody is finding it hard to get rid of an unwanted girlfriend, who smothers him with affection, and who's hyperactive dog has a particular dislike for him.
    • #1 With A Bullet
      #1 With A Bullet
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      3/20/84
      8.6
      After falling out with their record company, two singers of a long-running hit group loose control of their car, killing one and leaving the other in hospital.
    • The Pirate And The Princess
      The Pirate And The Princess
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      3/7/86
      8.6
      Cody, Nick and Murray arrive in Martigua on vacation to visit their oceanographer friend Angelo, who with daughter Giovanna and son Tony, is searching for Tyson's sunken treasure.
    • Playing Hardball
      Playing Hardball
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      3/14/86
      8.6
      The detectives are hired by sports-caster Hal Potter, the owner of a minor league baseball team, to go undercover as part of the team and prove or disprove his concerns that some on his team are drug users.
    • Mirage
      Mirage
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/30/84
      8.6
      Teaching a science class at a local college, Murray falls for an attractive student who appears to be interested in him too.
    • Curse Of The Mary Aberdeen
      Curse Of The Mary Aberdeen
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      1/29/85
      8.5
      Murray is alone on the Riptide when a mysterious character suddenly appears seemingly out of nowhere, and pays $1000 cash for the Riptide Detective Agency to find the Mary Aberdeen, a supposedly cursed boat who's former owners have all been killed, before she "kills again".
    • Prisoner Of War
      Prisoner Of War
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      1/15/85
      8.4
      Nick and his girlfriend, while returning from a date, witness an accident in which a young serviceman is fatally hit by a car.
    • Conflict Of Interest
      Conflict Of Interest
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      1/10/84
      8.4
      In the midst of an already rocky marriage, Tina Brazil, after hearing her mobster husband Ricky Brazil planning a murder, runs away and heads to her old friends Cody and Nick for help.
    • Boz Busters
      Boz Busters
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      2/5/85
      8.3
      Realising that something is bothering their friend, Cody and Nick try to find out what's troubling Murray, only to learn that he has been offered an unmissable job position to work at a cutting edge robotics company.
    • Oil Bets Are Off
      Oil Bets Are Off
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      2/12/85
      8.3
      When an oil tycoon, an old friend of Murray's, is killed, the man's daughter is certain that it was murder, and asks the detectives to investigate.
    • The Wedding Bell Blues
      The Wedding Bell Blues
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      1/21/86
      8.3
      Cody, Nick and Murray take on one of their bizarrest cases when they are hired by an eccentric millionaire to find a model that he wants to marry – a girl that he has only seen in photos and has never met!
    • Peter Pan Is Alive And Well
      Peter Pan Is Alive And Well
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      12/11/84
      8.3
      The trio are hired by the manager of a local beach club to investigate a series of valuables being stolen on the beach.
    • Harmony And Grits
      Harmony And Grits
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      5/14/85
      8.3
      Cody and Nick are loath when Murray drags them to a "harmonising" seminar – an event that ends in a punch up.
    • Gams People Play
      Gams People Play
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      1/8/85
      8.2
      When Nick returns from National Guard duty, he thinks Cody and Murray are playing a trick on him when they tell him they've been hired to over-watch a beauty contest.
    • Still Goin' Steady
      Still Goin' Steady
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      11/19/85
      8.2
      Murray is having a running winning streak on TV quiz show 'Brain Basher'
    • Echoes
      Echoes
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      4/22/86
      8.2
      The guys are hired by a man named Warwick to find his son Nathan. (Series Finale)
    • If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em
      If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      4/18/86
      8.2
      Parisi arranges for the guys to serve as consultants for a television detective drama.
    • Somebody's Killing The Great Geeks Of America
      1/17/84
      8.2
      One of the members of 'The High Q Club', hires the Pier 56 Detective Agency after one of her co-workers is killed.
    • Does Not Compute
      Does Not Compute
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      10/29/85
      8.2
      A liberal city councilman embroiled in controversy for allegedly defaulting on various financial obligations blames it on the "right wing" police department discrediting him through computer tampering.
    • Hatchet Job
      Hatchet Job
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      1/31/84
      8.1
      Things aren't going too well for the detectives when the thief on Pier 56 that they're trying to catch makes off with all their surveillance equipment!
    • Who Really Watches The Sunset
      Who Really Watches The Sunset
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      11/12/85
      8.1
      After a reporter learns she in dying, she hires the guys to find out who infected her with an incurable disease.
    • Wipe Out
      Wipe Out
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      10/1/85
      7.9
      The detective trio are worried about a new Private Investigation company in the area that is taking all their business, and, to the reluctance of Nick, decide to take on the case sent to them anonymously by post, asking them to investigate the death of a surfer that took place in 1964.moreless
    • Smiles We Left Behind
      Smiles We Left Behind
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      2/25/86
      7.8

      When only her cousin's luggage shows up for at her wedding, Lucy turns to her friends at the Riptide Detective Agency to find out what happened.

    • The Twisted Cross
      The Twisted Cross
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      3/12/85
      7.7
      Walking through Chinatown, Cody, Nick and Murray see a gang of masked men trying to kidnap a teenage boy away from his father, and intervene.
    • Arrivederci, Baby
      Arrivederci, Baby
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      5/7/85
      7.5
      The son of a famed oceanographer is shot while on a dive.
    • The Play's The Thing
      The Play's The Thing
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      3/21/86
      7.0
      The guys once again have a run-in with Gloria Burghoff, when the FBI agent wannabe turns to them for help.