Sunset Beach

Season 1 Episode 1

Episode 001

Aired Unknown Jan 06, 1997 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Episode 001
On her wedding day, Meg Cummings finds out that her fiancée Tim Truman had an affair with her best friend. She takes the car and runs away from her wedding, leaving Ludlow, Kansas. Her new destination is Sunset Beach, a town on the coast. Now she wants to find a man with who she has been e-mailing. Her first stop is at Elaine's Waffle Shop. There Elaine tells her the legend of Sunset Beach. If you meet someone on a beach exactly at time when the sun goes down and the moon shines bright. Meg goes to the beach, and at the same time there was Ben. A young homeless girl Tiffany spent the nights on the beach. A young man named Mark showed Tiffany an abandoned house, where she can stay hidden from hooligans and police. Meg tries to catch Tiffany, who decided to steal Meg's bag. She haunts her to the pier and falls down from the pier into the ocean.moreless

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  • i liked this movie very much on tv and i want to see it again over and over again until i get bored from it dsad asd asdas dasdasd asdasd asdsadasdsamoreless

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  • Great start!

    This was a wonderful start of Sunset Beach. Meg leaving Tim at the alter, Annie getting in trouble with her Dad, Ricardo getting promoted, and Mark helping Tiffany were just some of the incidents that take place in this episode. Bette was hilarious on discussing about her tennis lessons. The ending was also suspenseful, which makes you want to continue watching. All in all, this was a great start!
  • Same summary as above, only...

    Just to correct a couple of things re the (above) summary: ... a young, homeless girl named Tiffany STOLE Meg´s bag with all her STUFF inside.

    I love the (opening) theme song of this series!!!

    The characters I like: Olivia, Casey, the Torres brothers, Cole´s father, the short-lived Mark (RIP), the evil Virginia and most especially, the cunning Annie.

    The characters I hate: poor Caitlin, helpless Vanessa, trying hard Sara, that Tiffany girl and most especially Meg (why did this series have to start and end with her?).moreless
  • And so begins one of the greatest soap operas that is just a big different than all the others...

    When I saw this soap opera first time I was really charmed with it. Each episode got better and better.

    This episode presents us the big characters - the residents of SUNSET BEACH and characters that will lead us through the whole show.

    We meet Meg, a young girl who comes to SUNSET BEACH after she dumped her fiancee for cheating her. She comes to look for a man that she's been chatting through e-mails called SB. Behind those initials we can find Ben Evans, a man who is obviously traumatied by his wife's death even a few years after it. Then we meet Elaine, the good mother who's secrets are about to be revealed; and then the wealthy family Richards, a spoiled Annie Douglas and much more.

    This is yet the beginning and the shoe revolves into a great soap operas with some great storylines that makes us worth watching them.

    Rating: 10/10moreless
Darla Haun

Darla Haun


Guest Star

David Doyle

David Doyle


Guest Star

Margaret Easley

Margaret Easley


Guest Star

Carol Potter

Carol Potter

Joan Cummings

Recurring Role

John Reilly

John Reilly

Del Douglas

Recurring Role

Fran Bennett

Fran Bennett

Chief Harris

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Elaine Stevens (the legend of Sunset Beach): When the moon rises early just as the Santa Ana winds kick up out of nowhere and the sun is just dropping out of sight, whoever you meet at the far side of the pier is who you're destined to be with.

  • NOTES (5)

    • The opening episode features a variation of the style opening credits used between episodes 2 and 140. It is only used for this episode and does not feature the actors names under their pictures (as they would starting with episode 2). Priscilla Garita doesn't appear in this version of the opening credits.

    • The music used during this episode is the actual "Sunset Beach" theme song which will be used for the opening credits as of episode 140.

    • Priscilla Garita is already featured in the opening credits, although she won't appear on the show until next month.

    • Carol Potter (Joan Cummings) makes her first recurring appearance on the show. She will go on to make various recurring appearances during this year, and then join the show next year. Also, John Reilly makes his first recurring appearance as Del Douglas.

    • Introducing:
      Susan Ward as Meg Cummings
      Dax Griffin as Tim Truman
      Clive Robertson as Ben Evans
      Sarah Buxton as Annie Douglas
      Timothy Adams as Casey Mitchum
      Jason Winston George as Michael Bourne
      Leigh Taylor-Young as Elaine Stevens
      Adrienne Frantz as Tiffany Thorne
      Sam Behrens as Gregory Douglas
      Lesley-Anne Down as Olivia Douglas
      Laura Harring as Paula Stevens
      Hank Cheyne as Ricardo Torres
      Nick Stabile as Mark Wolper
      Kathleen Noone as Bette Davis
      Peter Barton as Eddie Connors


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