The Beachcombers Season 17
S17 E01Oct 2, 1988
The Fixer (1) Oct 2, 1988 A Toronto divorcee is looking for a new life. She takes over the Reach cafe and becomes part of the beachcombers family, along with her eleven-year-old son Sam. Constable John gets a promotion and his own police boat, Nick decides to stay in Gibsons and Jesse, Laurel and Tommy move into their own house.
S17 E02Oct 2, 1988
The Fixer (2) Oct 2, 1988 Part 2
S17 E03Oct 9, 1988
Terms of Embattlement Oct 9, 1988 Things are still looking bleak for Nick - Peresephone is up for auction; and Dana is changing the salvage office into a gift shop. Will Nick be able to straighten things out before it's too late?
S17 E04Oct 16, 1988
Dinner for Two Oct 16, 1988 After one too many runins with Dana, Relic is banned from the cafe forever. At Nick's insistence, Dana relents and agrees to allow Relic back in, but only on one condition.
S17 E05Oct 23, 1988
The Wrong Stuff Oct 23, 1988 A challenge is made, honour is at stake and John and Jesse find themselves racing through the wilderness in a battle between state-of-the-art technology and natural instinct.
S17 E06Oct 30, 1988
Lone Wolf Oct 30, 1988 A lucrative log spill turns nasty, and Relic finds himself pinned under a log, injured, with the tide rolling in. Weak and suffering from a case of flu, Relic realizes he has only himself to rely on for survival
S17 E07Nov 6, 1988
Computer Error Nov 6, 1988 This episode re-introduces Jordan 'Silicon' Smith, a young computer hacker Relic befriended. Once again, Relic enlists Jordan's computer wizardry in locating logs. With Relic continually one step ahead of him, it begins to look like a long, dry summer for Nick, until he decides to fight fire with fire.
S17 E08Dec 4, 1988
Night Flyers Dec 4, 1988 Sam and Tommy get involved in a boy's club, but when the demands of the gang get too outrageous, Sam manages to turn the tables.
S17 E09Dec 18, 1988
The Gift Dec 18, 1988 In this tribute to George Clutesi, the sudden death of George Douglas has Jesse, Laurel and the regulars feeling the loss. However, Tommy has the most difficulty coming to terms with his grandfather's death.
S17 E10Dec 25, 1988
Gibsons Landing Party Dec 25, 1988 Gibsons is buzzing with activity as the regulars prepare for the First Annual Founding Day Celebrations. Relic seizes the opportunity to show the world what he really thinks of Gibsons when, to the dismay of all, he is unexpectedly made Mayor of the day.
S17 E11Jan 1, 1989
Kelly and Kate Jan 1, 1989 Kelly, a 9-year-old boy, runs away from yet another foster home in search of his missing father. Mary Ross, his social worker, despairs of ever finding a secure placement for him, particularly as Kelly will not be separated from the mischievous Kate, his pet otter. Kelly and Kate wind up in Nick's temporary custody. Kate runs afoul of Nick, and Kelly runs afoul of Relic before Mary finally finds a solution to the problem.
S17 E12Jan 15, 1989
The Corporal and the Doctor Jan 15, 1989 After John is temporarily blinded, he and Dr. Ann Shirley find themselves growing closer in spite of their best intentions.
S17 E13Jan 22, 1989
The Mystery of Blubber Bay Jan 22, 1989 Someone is dumping toxic waste into the waters and evidence points to Nick and Pat. With the help of John, Nick must clear his name and solve the mysterious fish deaths.
S17 E14Feb 5, 1989
Potter's Treasure Feb 5, 1989 Dana's upcoming birthday prompts Sam to seek for a not-yet-found treasure left behind by early Gibsons settlers. The treasure is found, but it is not what anyone expected.
S17 E15Feb 12, 1989
16 Elephants (1) Feb 12, 1989 A two-part episode featuring Sam's relationship with a young Asian boat person (May Lin), who is on the run from exploitive relatives.
S17 E16Feb 19, 1989
16 Elephants (2) Feb 19, 1989 Conclusion of two-part story
S17 E17Feb 26, 1989
Biker Feb 26, 1989 Sal is adamant that something be done about the Devil's Disciples, a group of bikers who have apparantly invaded Gibsons. Using the power of print, Sal convinces the townsfolk to close their shop doors to the Disciples. When the bikers find they are effectively cut out of the community, things begin to turn ugly.
S17 E18Mar 5, 1989
Not for Sale Mar 5, 1989 Sara discovers an eccentric artist in Vancouver and brings him back to Gibsons where he rediscovers his creativity.
S17 E19May 7, 1989
Club Laundromat May 7, 1989 Pat comes to Vancouver in order to diversify his interests and play the entrepreuneur. Despite the best efforts of his friends, his investments go awry.
S17 E20Jun 13, 1989
The Syndicate Jun 13, 1989 Nick, John, Jack O'Gorman and even Relic form a syndicate and invest in a racehorse. Jesse is disappointed that his family responsibilities prevent his involvement.
S17 E21Jun 21, 1989
Jenny (Part 1 of 2) Jun 21, 1989 This two-part episode re-introduces Jenny, the recent paraplegic, as in her role of investigative reporter, who strives to get to the bottom of a potential environmental disaster caused by greedy developers.
S17 E22Jun 28, 1989
Jenny (Part 2 of 2) Jun 28, 1989 Conclusion of two-part story.