The Beachcombers Season 2
S02 E01Sep 23, 1973
Happy Birthday Molly Sep 23, 1973 Hugh and Margaret's efforts to provide their grandmother with a surprise birthday breakfast result in a fire which destroys the interior of the Reach. Their alarmingly haphazard (but eventually successful) redecorating efforts provide the framework of the episode
S02 E02Sep 30, 1973
Fraser Red Sep 30, 1973 A comically ruthless beachcomber from the Fraser River moves in on the Gibsons' territory. In their efforts to run him off, Nick and the kids inadvertently provoke a 'shooting war' between the invader and Ol' Relic and are forced to intervene to restore peace.
S02 E03Oct 7, 1973
Bush Fever Oct 7, 1973 A bush crazy logger, menacing an Injured mother and child with a stolen rifle, Involves Nick and Hugh in a breathless chase through the woods. G
S02 E04Oct 14, 1973
Our Champion Oct 14, 1973 Which village keeps the new fire engine? That's the question to be solved by a boat race Between Reggie Wainwright, representing the upper-crust snobs from down the road, and Ol' Relic, who is hammered into shape by a relentless Nick. The race itself Is a wild, steeplechasing affair that ends in a photo finish with Relic out of gas, but rowing home to victory.
S02 E05Oct 21, 1973
The Greek Eagle Oct 21, 1973 A chance reunion with an old Greek wartime flying buddy forces Nick, on a point of honour, to take up piloting again. Jesse and Molly are his unwilling passengers on a hair-raising trip to the interior.
S02 E06Oct 28, 1973
McLoskey's Bones Oct 28, 1973 Margaret and her overly imaginative girlfriend, Tizzy, mistakenly persuade themselves that the local garbage man, Mcloskey, is really a mass murderer with corpses buried all over the inlet. Circumstances persuade Nick and Molly to engage in some amateur sleuthing, which eventually discloses that Mcloskey's "graves" are full of moonshine, which he is peddling in cahoots with his double-crossing crony, Relic
S02 E07Nov 4, 1973
The Sea is Our Friend Nov 4, 1973 Nick's legs are trapped beneath a monster log on the beach. As the tide rises, the boys fight to extricate Nick, but when brute force fails, imagination succeeds. They fit up Nick with Oesse's mask and snorkel, and then it is Nick's turn to fight panic as the water rises over him and floats the log free.
S02 E08Nov 18, 1973
Hard Times Nov 18, 1973 A logging strike reduces Nick and Hugh to picking rocks for Relic at a dollar an hour. Too late they realize that Relic's using the stones to build his own private reef, and making fat fees from rescuing the boats that go aground on her. The unexpected arrival of the Lt. Governor brings an end to the gravy train, as Relic, Nick and Hugh dynamite the telltale evidence under the very nose of the distinguished gent's incoming yacht.
S02 E09Nov 25, 1973
Battle of the Goddesses Nov 25, 1973 Nick's pride is at stake when Ol' Relic inveigles Reggie Wainwright to challenge Persephone to a tug of war -- the losing boat to change her name. Relic and Reggie rig the contest, by secretly adding the jet boat's pulling power to Reggie's boat, but Hugh discovers the trick in time to save Persephone's name.
S02 E10Dec 9, 1973
Keep Your Shirt On Dec 9, 1973 Sadie's trap-line is confiscated by the game warden. Nick, Molly and the kids try to reshape her for life in town but her bush-bred innocence and her frontiers' woman approach get her in trouble, first at the booming grounds where she tangles with the men, then at the Reach where misguided efforts to make her into a waitress provoke a knockdown, drag-out brawl. In self-defence, the town gangs up on the Game Warden, and Sadie's trap-line is restored fifty miles up the coast.
S02 E11Dec 16, 1973
Relic R.I.P. Dec 16, 1973 Relic goes down with the ship - a derelict that sinks on him as he tries to salvage. her. The fateful evidence is found by Nick and Jesse who involve Molly and the kids in a prolonged funeral rites, while down below, the 'corpse' is wildly hammering for attention as the oxygen in his air pocket runs out. Discovered at last, he and the boat are hauled to safety; Relic proves an ungrateful Lazarus.
S02 E12Dec 23, 1973
Tizzy Dec 23, 1973 A sailing accident strands Margaret and her friend Tizzy on an isolated beach Where Tizzy reveals that she is a diabetic and can go into a coma unless Margaret gets help. After a long exhausting swim to the nearest cottage, Margaret finds it deserted and has to use her wits to make a powerless radio and a gasless motor boat effect a rescue.
S02 E13Dec 30, 1973
The Trouble with Diamonds Dec 30, 1973 A sweet little old lady wrongly suspects Jesse of stealing her diamonds. Eventually realizing her error, she involves Nick and Margaret in a wild goose chase to the Gibsons garbage dump where, in his efforts to retrieve the missing diamonds, Nick winds up with a flower pot firmly wedged on his head - a helpless passenger as Margaret navigates Jesse's runaway car down the mountainous roads on a wild ride home.
S02 E14Jan 6, 1974
Affairs of the Heart Jan 6, 1974 The arrival in Gibsons of a nubile "nature child" of nineteen wreaks havoc in the Reach when, one by one, Hugh, Dessex, and Nick all succumb to her charms. Did scores and new grudges are aired in the boxing ring.
S02 E15Jan 13, 1974
The Sasquatch Walks by Night Jan 13, 1974 Nick and Hugh spot one of the hairy monsters, and enlist everyone but Jesse, the amused skeptic, to hunt it down with Sadie's help. While Relic sells "Sasquatch Tours" to thrill-seeking tourists, our intrepid hunters litter the bush with pits and snares -and then are all snared, netted and undone when the fearsome beast attacks their camp! They rally and run the monster to a cliff, where it makes a death-defying leap to the sea, and flees - driving Persephone! It is Jesse - in cahoots with Relic on the whole hoax.
S02 E16Jan 20, 1974
Cliff Hanger Jan 20, 1974 Nick and Co. underbid Relic on a delivery job, and Relic gets even by causing them to deliver the wrong cargo - several hundred pounds of fuxn~ance bricks, which they painstakingly carry up several hundred stairs before the shipper discovers their error! Then Relic moves in and undertakes to bring the whole load down by pulley - but his engineering is faulty, and when the bricks go down, Relic flies up. Bricks and Relic end up in the sea, to be rescued by Nick and the kids.
S02 E17Feb 10, 1974
Here Comes the Groom Feb 10, 1974 When a rebellious and misguidedly romantic Molly tries to elope with Mcloskey, she is dragged home by the kids. There Nick, encouraged by the widow McPhee, subjects the runaway lovers to a series of courtship rituals, which dampen everyone's ardor; the harassed bride bolts from the altar. But since the reception's all paid for, Nick insists they hold it anyway.
S02 E18Feb 17, 1974
Nick's Ferry Feb 17, 1974 The long summer ferry line-ups prompt Nick to set up a private service for well-to-do summer residents, sponsored by a formidable lady judge. Snapped cables, seasickness, a sudden storm and a sand bar bring the venture to a hapless conclusion; the barge full of cars is stranded and while Nick delivers his disgruntled customers to shore, the Coast Guard, prompted by Relic, spirits away the cars.
S02 E19Mar 2, 1974
Kim Mar 2, 1974 Kim is a waif from the ports of the middle east, a street_urchin who jumps ship in Vancouver and beguiles Margaret into helping him flee from "the wicked Captain". Living by their wits in the streets of Vancouver, they elude the frantic family for a couple of days; Kim is returned to the "evil Captain", who turns out to be his grandfather. Margaret sees this as a betrayal, and is inconsolable. She is also unaware that Kim has already jumped ship again and is conning his way to Gibsons to catch up with Nick, "his father".
S02 E20Mar 3, 1974
Runt O' the Litter Mar 3, 1974 Relic's father, a ferocious old Welsh coal miner, descends on Gibsons unannounced, and sets out to make a success of his ne'er-do-well son by taking over Molly's Reach and Adonidas and Associates. Ol' Da's unprincipled methods make Relic look like a Boy Scout by comparison. Finally, at Relic's instigation, the old man is bested by Nick in a contest of strength, but the beating Ol' Da takes moves Relic to a rare and generous act of family loyalty.
S02 E21Mar 10, 1974
Bathtubs Mar 10, 1974 Mcloskey starts an epidemic of Bathtub Fever in Gibsons, arranging "secret Partnerships" with half the town, and thereby ensuring healthy profits for himself by selling second-hand tubs from his junkyard. When the ruse is uncovered, Mcloskey bluffs his way out of it by arranging a competition for 'big prize money'. Relic accidentally demolishes all the tubs - no competition, no prize, and he and Mcloskey split the loot.
S02 E22Mar 17, 1974
Love Story Mar 17, 1974 A soul-stirring belief in Love comics triggers Nick to invent a romantic fantasy about a Vancouver belly dancer for Margaret's benefit. To Nick's amazement and confusion, the kids import the belly-dancer to Gibsons and a bewildered Nick is faced with a fantasy come to life. The dancer, who is in on the joke, has a terrified Nick almost at the altar before she relents^making a broken-hearted and suitably tragic exit for Margaret's benefit.
S02 E23Apr 7, 1974
Two's a Crowd Apr 7, 1974 A winter storm strands Nick and Relic on a remote shore, without boats, and they are forced to try their luck as roommates in a broken-down old cabin with predictably dreadful results.