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Season 01, Episode 01 Riptide (Pilot) (1)

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Jan 3, 1984
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Riptide (Pilot) (1) Jan 3, 1984 rc: Anne Francis (Mama Jo), Jack Ging (Lt. Quinlan), Gianni Russo (Straightaway)Mama Jo and her crew rescue a young woman, Kimba Hall, stranded after the boat she was staying on, the Trade Wind, was destroyed by a huge explosion, killing everyone on-board it. Mama Jo convinces her neighbors at Pier 56 Harbour, struggling Private Investigators Cody Allen and Nick Rider, to look into the case and prove that Kimba was not responsible for the explosion. Faced with their first big case, Cody and Nick, who's business is based on Cody's boat, the Riptide, decide to recruit an old friend from Vietnam, electronics genius Murray ""The Boz"" Bozinsky. With the additional aid of Boz and his experimental robot, ""The Roboz"", the PIs set about finding the real culprit for the destruction of the Trade Wind. Soon, they find themselves unwittingly stepping on the toes of local mobster Mike Santana, not to mention several other unidentified assailants, who all have their own particular interests in the Tr

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Season 01, Episode 02 Riptide (Pilot) (2)

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Jan 3, 1984
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Riptide (Pilot) (2) Jan 3, 1984 rc: Anne Francis (Mama Jo), Jack Ging (Lt. Quinlan), Gianni Russo (Straightaway)The conclusion of the feature-length Pilot. Cody, Nick and Boz continue to try and prove Kimba Hall's innocence over the destruction of the Trade Wind as they aim to find the real culprits. But things really heat up as the people responsible go to extreme measures to try and stop them snooping around and unravelling the truth behind the events...

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Season 01, Episode 03 Conflict Of Interest

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Jan 10, 1984
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Conflict Of Interest Jan 10, 1984 rc: Jack Ging (Lt. Quinlan), Gianni Russo (Straightaway)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. Cody and Nick aren't around when she arrives, but Murray greets her and assures her they'll help; unfortunately, at the same time, Cody and Nick have been accosted by Ricky's henchmen, and ""given"" the job of finding his missing wife. With Ricky Brazil not being the sort of man you can say no to, the PIs have even more trouble when the target of the planned murder turns out to be none other than Lt. Quinlan. Quinlan doesn't listen to the PIs at the best of times, and after Cody gets into a brawl with him when trying to convince him of the murder plot, the Private Detectives find themselves the prime suspects when Quinlan is kidnapped, and end up wanted by both the Police and Ricky's men...

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Season 01, Episode 04 Somebody's Killing The Great Geeks Of America

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Jan 17, 1984
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Somebody's Killing The Great Geeks Of America Jan 17, 1984 rc: Jack Ging (Lt. Quinlan)One of the members of 'The High Q Club', an intellectual club of which Murray is a member, hires the Pier 56 Detective Agency after one of her co-workers at the scientific organisation where she works is killed, and she herself is having attempts made on her life. The case isn't exactly helped by the fact that the woman hiring them has a dislike for Nick after he cheated copying her in a geometry test 15 years before!...

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Season 01, Episode 05 Hatchet Job

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Jan 31, 1984
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Hatchet Job Jan 31, 1984 rc: Anne Francis (Mama Jo), Jack Ging (Lt. Quinlan)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! While out for an early morning jog to try and get fit (after he was unable to stop the thief), Murray meets a young woman who is looking to hire the Riptide Detective Agency. She wants them to find her boyfriend's killer – and she's the prime suspect! She was found at the murder scene, standing over the body with a knife, but left in deep shock as a result of the murder, she lost memory of the events. As a result of being unable to prove her innocence, was sent to a hospital for the criminally insane. But as the trio try and determine who the real killer was, their belief in her story is tested when they learn that instead of having been released from the mental hospital, the girl has actually escaped from it!...

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Season 01, Episode 06 The Mean Green Love Machine

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Feb 7, 1984
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The Mean Green Love Machine Feb 7, 1984 rc: Anne Francis (Mama Jo)Brandy, a friend of Cody and Nick's whose father until recently ran a local restaurant, 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. As they investigate, it seems increasingly obvious that Lane's new wife is a gold digger, but she in turn is being put under pressure by a dangerous mobster...

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Season 01, Episode 07 Diamonds Are For Never

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Feb 21, 1984
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Diamonds Are For Never Feb 21, 1984 rc: Anne Francis (Mama Jo)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. With Mama Jo away visiting a sick aunt, Nick and Cody are taking full advantage of the situation, with two of the girl's from the Barefoot Contessa coming over to the Riptide, and send Murray away to the cinema to get him out of the way. There he meets the hunted woman, hiding out in fear from the killer. Cody and Nick's intended romantic evening with the girls is reluctantly put on hold as the detectives investigate, and they find themselves uncovering diamond smuggling arranged by an infamous criminal...

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Season 01, Episode 08 The Hardcase

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Feb 28, 1984
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The Hardcase Feb 28, 1984 rc: Marsha Warfield (Max), Jack Ging (Lt. Quinlan)The guys intervene when they spot three rowdy thugs on-board an unfamiliar boat, The Endeavour, harassing the girls on-board the Barefoot Contessa, only to later have the leader jump Murray and ransack the Riptide in revenge. They trace the boat as belonging to one Robert Atkins, but upon arrival at his house find it covered with police after he was found murdered. They unwittingly pick up a stowaway from the scene – the man's jilted former girlfriend who is now the price suspect in the murder. Believing the girl is innocent (thanks to Murray's lie detecting mood ring), the guys suspect that the thugs on board Atkins's boat were involved with the murder...

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Season 01, Episode 09 Four-Eyes

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Mar 6, 1984
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Four-Eyes Mar 6, 1984 rc: Jack Ging (Lt. Quinlan)At great reluctance, Cody, Nick and Murray accept a job from shady attorney Myron Bell that turns out to be working for an arrogant, rude character named Roger Ramsdale, who wants them to get evidence that his wife Joan is supposedly cheating on him, to help him win a divorce law suit. But as the trio begrudgingly take on their assignment, they find that far from being the harlot Roger claims, the woman is in fact an upstanding, thoroughly nice lady, and what's more, she herself has hired two female private investigators to prove that Roger is actually the one cheating on her. But when Roger is murdered, Joan is arrested as the prime suspect, and the male and female private investigators are forced to not only join forces to try and find the real killer, but more demandingly to simply manage to get along together...

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Season 01, Episode 10 #1 With A Bullet

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Mar 20, 1984
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#1 With A Bullet Mar 20, 1984 rc: Marsha Warfield (Max), Jack Ging (Lt. Quinlan)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 location of the surviving singer, Dell Turner, is being kept very under wraps, and Murray agrees on behalf of the Riptide Detective Agency to take on the task of finding which hospital he's in and delivering flowers sent by the group's fan club. But the seemingly straight-forward assignment leads the guys, along with a Nurse they unintentionally endanger after duping her into helping them, to uncovering a case involving the executive of the record company trying to bump Turner off in order to make huge sales of a memorial album...

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Season 01, Episode 11 Long Distance Daddy

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Mar 27, 1984
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Long Distance Daddy Mar 27, 1984 rc: Marsha Warfield (Max), Jack Ging (Lt. Quinlan)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. Nick has a surprise when Chin Lee and Mia, two Cambodian children that he sponsors, unexpectedly arrive in American and at the Riptide when Chin must get urgent heart surgery for his young sister. But unbeknown to them, the pair came into the country by stowing away on the smuggler's aeroplane. The killer plans to get rid of the children along with their friends at the Riptide to stop them from sharing what they saw, but when the bemused detectives investigate who's responsible for trying to kill them, the mobster head of the smuggling operation believes them to be his son's murderers! The fact that a mean character who Cody and Nick sent to prison while serving as M.P.s in Vietnam has just been released does not help matters...

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Season 01, Episode 12 Double Your Pleasure

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Apr 3, 1984
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Double Your Pleasure Apr 3, 1984 rc: Jack Ging (Lt. Quinlan)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. The two quickly develop a fondness for each other, but Sheila breaks down when she mentions her missing sister Marcy. Cody assures her that the Riptide Detective Agency will look around for her sister, much to the annoyance of Nick, but Cody talks them into investigating anyway. They are shocked to discover that Marcy works as a prostitute, and that her mobster boss is after her. But as Cody continues to fall deeper in love with Sheila, Murray and Nick uncover an unexpected, surprising fact about her and Marcy...

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Season 01, Episode 13 Raiders Of The Lost Sub

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May 15, 1984
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Raiders Of The Lost Sub May 15, 1984 rc: Marsha Warfield (Max), Jack Ging (Lt. Quinlan)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. She neeeds to prove the theory after her initial report was rejected by a publisher and editor. With the help of a German historian friend of Melba's, they begin their search for a German U-boat loaded with gold that was rumoured to have sunk somewhere in the area, but their party comes under attack from the publisher and editor who rejected Melba's report, who want to get their hands on the sunken gold for themselves. But unbeknown to the detectives, the pair aren't the only ones out to sabotage the quest...

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Season 01, Episode 14 Something Fishy

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May 22, 1984
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Something Fishy May 22, 1984 rc: Jack Ging (Lt. Quinlan)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. But the trio find themselves on another case when they learn that Jody's boss was recently killed when escaping from two thugs that had kidnapped him. The P.I.s investigate to try and find out what the thugs wanted with the man, and must make the connection between a gangster, a missing package of drugs, and the two dolphins. But matters take a strain when Jody, uninterested in Murray's advances, starts making moves on Nick, unbeknown to Murray, which results in severely testing the old friends' relationship...

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