The Beachcombers Season 16
S16 E01Oct 4, 1987
Hooray for Mollywood Oct 4, 1987 Gibsons is transformed into a film set for Molly's latest novel, "Logjams of Passion", as all the regulars take on the persona from the book. Only just in time does Nick bring everybody to their senses before the zealous producer destroys the town--including the Reach, the Persephone, and the Chuckchee.
S16 E02Oct 11, 1987
Disposable People Oct 11, 1987 Inspired by a documentary on Mother Teresa, Sara is moved to bring an iracscible "bag lady", Didee, home to live at the Reach. Jesse, Nick, and Laurel are torn between Sara's goodheartedness and their desire to be relieved of Didee's unusual lifestyle.
S16 E03Oct 18, 1987
And in This Corner Oct 18, 1987 After fifteen years of petty bickering between Nick and Relic, they finally go too far and the community demands an end to it. As a consequence to particularly messy quarrel, Nick and Relic are ordered to do twenty hours of community service - together. They are forced to accept this reality after painting themselves into opposite corners of the community hall.
S16 E04Oct 25, 1987
Sign of the Times Oct 25, 1987 Jesse has had it! He feels that after 15 years he deserves more respect from Nick than jst being treated as a 'hired hand'. Nick is baffled, particularly when Jesse disssolves the partnership. Can Nick make amends before Jesse joins forces with Relic?
S16 E05Nov 1, 1987
A Long Way Home Nov 1, 1987 Nick and John help the old complainer, Duffy Bingham, locate his son Lorrie whom he has not seen in twenty years. The eventual reunion is strained because Lorrie is still clinging to the 60's ideals. Although Mo, Lorrie's long-suffering wife, is not taken by her cantankerous father-in-law, a tentative bond is created and Lorrie starts to show signs of growing up.
S16 E06Nov 8, 1987
Sunday Drive Nov 8, 1987 Relic, Nick, Jesse, and John go off to view some property that Relic is trying to sell John. Althogh no one is seriously hurt when the brakes to the police cruiser fail on a treacheros logging road, Relic suffers a slight concussion that has him believing he is six years old, that he is back in Whales, and the Nick is his father.
S16 E07Dec 20, 1987
Stars of Wonder Dec 20, 1987 A young couple, fleeing the madness of the Christmas season, is forced to have their baby in the isolated cabin of Doug McCoy. Because the child is premature, it becomes apparent that only a miracle can help the young woman and child. And a miracle does happen....in the unlikely guise of Relic.
S16 E08Dec 27, 1987
Freezer Full of Beef Dec 27, 1987 Jesse wins a contest for which the first prize is a freezer full of beef. He discovers, however, that the beef in question is still very much alive. As Jesse and his friends try to figure a painless way to slaughter the animal, Sara schemes to save the cow
S16 E09Jan 3, 1988
Silicon Smith and the Wall of Death Jan 3, 1988 A young runaway computer hacker makes some interesting discoveries by which Relic profits. The hacker, although young, is not as jejune as Relic thinks; our young hacker also has a profit motive
S16 E10Jan 10, 1988
Options Jan 10, 1988 Jack O'Gorman is thrown into a prickly situation with Pat when he inherits a warehouse full of memorabilia and junk from an old friend. Jack wishes to keep the place as it is --as a reminder of the past--but Pat wants his grandfather to sell and put the money toward the boat of Pat's dreams.
S16 E11Jan 24, 1988
Picking Up the Pieces Jan 24, 1988 Jenny Haldstrom, a local water skiing champion, suffers a devastating accident that may well leave her permanently paralyzed. The citizens of Gibsons rally round, but the misplaced guilt of Pat and Graham threaten to destroy their relatrionship with each other, and with Jenny
S16 E12Jan 31, 1988
A Light Touch Jan 31, 1988 Wade Sheffield, a charming musician, sails into Gibsons and into Sara's life. There is something about him, though, that Nick dislikes. When the local bank is robbed, Nick's bad feelings intensify. however, convincing John (and especially Sara) proves to be another matter entirely.
S16 E13Feb 1, 1988
Miserable Sinner Feb 1, 1988 When Relic unkowingly absconds with John's "to do" list, he sets up an unforeseen chain of events which culminates in John's apparent disintergration as an officer of the law. Feeling he has nothing left to lose, John sears to track down and finally do away with the hapless Relic.
S16 E14Feb 8, 1988
Local Heroes Feb 8, 1988 Nick becomes a hero after rescuing a famous sailor
S16 E15Feb 15, 1988
Elephant Diary Feb 15, 1988 Galvanized by a radical animal rights organization, Sara is inadvertently caught up in a plot to kidnap a circus elephant. Thanks to the keen eyes and quick thinking of Pat and Graham, both Sara and the elephant are rescued
S16 E16Mar 6, 1988
The Midnight Star (1) Mar 6, 1988 A two-part story in which the Greek woman of Nick's dreams, Melina, re-appears to enlist the aid of Nick (and the rest of the regulars) in solving an intriguing mystery.
S16 E17Mar 13, 1988
The Midnight Star (2) Mar 13, 1988 Conclusion of two-part story.
S16 E18Mar 20, 1988
Redemption Mar 20, 1988 Pat feels he is without friends when he hears about and tracks down a sunken boat. No one seems to have time to help Pat raise the boat for salvage and he must reach deep down within himself to find the necessary resources to do the job on his own; thus coming to grips with his own developing adulthood
S16 E19Mar 27, 1988
A House Divided Mar 27, 1988 When Laurel is offered a job as Band Manager on her old Reserve, unforeseen tensions erupt. If she accepts the job, it would mean leaving Gibsons, and quite possibly Jesse.
S16 E20Apr 3, 1988
Ariel Apr 3, 1988 When a beautiful, mysterious, older woman comes to Gibsons and begins to sell her strange artifacts and concoctions, many of the regulars conclude that she is a witch. But Nick is completely enamoured with the woman and rejects any criticism of her--until Pat and Graham find a voodoo doll which is obviously meant to be Nick.
S16 E21Apr 17, 1988
Channel Swimmer Apr 17, 1988 An overprotective yet demanding father brings his daughter to Gibsons to train her as a marathon swimmer. Both father and daughter must re-evaluate their relationship when Sara, Pat, and Graham demonstrate their burgeoning independence, and in light of a near-tragedy when the daughter must swim to save her father's life
S16 E22May 1, 1988
Changing Course May 1, 1988 Sara must deal with Jesse's stubborn refusal to see her as an adult when he objects to her leaving Gibsons to attend the Emily Carr College of Art and Design.
S16 E23May 15, 1988
Stolen Moments May 15, 1988 The regulars are concerned about the rather odd situation of newcomers Cliff and his son, Brandon. The general concern escalates when Cliff's ex-wife appears, claiming Brandon has been kidnapped from her by Cliff. Brandon's sudden disappearance at the same time as a barge loaded with extremely hazardous cargo, pushes the regulars to take action.