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Season 05, Episode 01 The Crash (1)

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Sep 19, 1976
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The Crash (1) Sep 19, 1976 A light plane crashes on a remote mountainside with Jesse Jim and one of Nick's oldest upcoast buddies aboard. Nick must choose between sitting tight with two badly injured men, or making the desperate rescue attempt with all odds against him.

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Season 05, Episode 02 The Crash (2)

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Sep 26, 1976
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The Crash (2) Sep 26, 1976 Conclusion of two-part story.

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Season 05, Episode 03 Sara

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Oct 3, 1976
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Sara Oct 3, 1976 Introduces Charlene Aleck as Sara, Jesse's six-year-old sister. She is unceremoniously presented at the Reach by Grandpa Jim and Uncle Louie. Troubles follow swiftly as the family attempts to adjust to the new youngest child, and Sara tries to solve matters on her own, making a pal out of Ol' Relic in the process.

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Season 05, Episode 04 Love Letter

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Oct 10, 1976
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Love Letter Oct 10, 1976 Margaret and Nick mistakenly imagine a love affair between Ol' Relic and Sadie, a lady trapper from upcoast whose notion of romance goes no farther than skinnin' her next coyote. Relic nearly gets skinned himself when an indignant Sadie takes after him with her rifle.

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Season 05, Episode 05 A Salmon for Sara

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Oct 17, 1976
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A Salmon for Sara Oct 17, 1976 It's the Gibsons Annual Salmon Derby and Sara has her heart set on winning the third prize for kids - a cowboy suit. Relic and Mcloskey hatch an elaborate hoax to ensure first prize for themselves - and take the innocent Sara along to witness their fraudulent "catch."

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Season 05, Episode 06 The Barge

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Oct 24, 1976
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The Barge Oct 24, 1976 A bargeload of heavy construction machinery goes adrift in a storm. Relic and Margaret are trapped thereon, and Nick's every effort to rescue them threatens to bring tons of equipment showering down on the helpless pair.

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Season 05, Episode 07 Round Up

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Oct 31, 1976
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Round Up Oct 31, 1976 The idyllic existence of thirty-eight goats is threatened when their peaceful island home becomes the site for a new highway. Ecology-minded Margaret enlists Mcloskey's help to save Goat Island, and before they're through the whole town is up in arms and Nick finds himself the unwilling goatherd.

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Season 05, Episode 08 Swamped

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Nov 7, 1976
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Swamped Nov 7, 1976 Persephone is swamped by heavy seas that turn the cabin upside down and leave her immobilized. Nick, Jesse and Hugh fight to keep her from being wrecked on the rocks. The exertion proves too much for Nick, who collapses from exposure; it's up to the boys to try to save both Nick and the boat.

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Season 05, Episode 09 The Meanest Man in Town

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Nov 14, 1976
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The Meanest Man in Town Nov 14, 1976 Sara's innocent determination to crack Relic's tough shell is the driving force in this touching comedy about the battle of wits between the little girl and the 'meanest man in town'. And who's the meanest man? Ol' Relic, of course.

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Season 05, Episode 10 Hail to the Chief

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Nov 21, 1976
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Hail to the Chief Nov 21, 1976 Self-styled "progressive" elements in Jesse Jim's former home on the Seahost Reserve are making trouble for the wise old chief. The old man, with an assist from Nick, conspires to teach the troublemakers a gentle lesson by nominating Jesse as Acting Chief. The sudden appearance of a cow in the kitchen of Molly's Reach is only the beginning of the troubles that ensue.

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Season 05, Episode 11 The Alchemist

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Nov 28, 1976
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The Alchemist Nov 28, 1976 Gus Calhoun has his heart set on a chemistry set- one that will make invisible ink. Nick promises to get It for him, and then leads Gus on a merry chase from store to store up the Sunshine Coast. The chase becomes a near-disaster when Nick's determination to find something better nearly breaks Gus's heart.

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Season 05, Episode 12 The Great Shaman of the North

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Dec 12, 1976
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The Great Shaman of the North Dec 12, 1976 Christmas is coming and little Sara is sick. In the mind of the feverish six-year-old Santa Claus becomes confused with the Great Shaman, who comes like a sinister Angel of Death, driving a sled and dog team. Hilarious complications ensue when Nick masquerades as the Shaman, complete with dog sled and team, to prove to the stricken Sara that he's not coming to carry her away.

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Season 05, Episode 13 The Old Man and the Greek

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Jan 9, 1977
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The Old Man and the Greek Jan 9, 1977 Good Samaritans Nick and Jesse attempt to rescue an old curmudgeon who's determined, despite ill health, to sail his decrepit vessel to the South Seas. In the course of nursing the cantankerous old man back to health Nick discovers hers been the old fellow's unwitting nemesis for yearsi In fact, the Old Man mistankenly supposes Nick is the devil--come to thwart his glorious scheme.

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Season 05, Episode 14 James Island Lure

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Jan 16, 1977
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James Island Lure Jan 16, 1977 Relic and Mcloskey are at it again-- this time with an illegal get-rich-quick scheme for dynamiting fish. It's known as "The Games Island Lure". They deliberately involve Nick in their rascally plot, and he's up to his ears in explosives before he catches on.

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Season 05, Episode 15 No One's Shepherd

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Jan 23, 1977
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No One's Shepherd Jan 23, 1977 Every year hundreds of unwanted dogs and cats are "dumped" in the Gibsons area-- turned loose to forage and eventually starve or be eaten by bigger game. Among them is a splendid German Shepherd which Hugh is determined to save from starvation and the threat of the Conservation Officer's gun. Hughie's single-handed battle to bring the half-wild dog back to civilization provides an exciting and dramatic episode with a startling climax.

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Season 05, Episode 16 My Valentine

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Feb 13, 1977
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My Valentine Feb 13, 1977 The unlikely victim of Margaret's first crush is none other than Jesse Jim, seen in a new heroic light by the starry-eyed girl. Jesse wants none of it, but Nick is determined to ease Margaret out of her infatuation with clever psychology. His methods lead poor Jesse into a bundle of ridiculous situations before the situation is resolved.

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Season 05, Episode 17 The Witness

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Feb 27, 1977
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The Witness Feb 27, 1977 Hughie tries to save a bunch of arrogant Sunday sailors from a nasty accident with their boat, and suddenly finds himself facing possible charges for theft and assault. Hughie's only hope lies in persuading a young Dutch immigrant boy to testify for him--but the boy works for the boat owners and will certainly lose his job if he speaks out.

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Season 05, Episode 18 A Gift Horse

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Mar 20, 1977
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A Gift Horse Mar 20, 1977 To atone for forgetting Margaret's grade-school graduation, Hugh makes a silly promise - he'll buy Margaret a one-hundred dollar gift! It's the beginning of a hundred-dollar misunderstanding that threatens to break Hugh's bank account and Margaret's heart before they straighten it out.

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Season 05, Episode 19 Out of the Past

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Apr 3, 1977
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Out of the Past Apr 3, 1977 Hughie has flunked his university entrance exams, and cannot share the festive mood of the Reach when his great-uncle, Sam Carmody, is welcomed back after an absence of many years. The stories of Sam's worldly success, his millions, his business empire, only aggravate an already despondent Hughie, until he learns the strange secret of Sam's success.

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Season 05, Episode 20 Hitch-hiker

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Apr 10, 1977
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Hitch-hiker Apr 10, 1977 The Sunshine Coast in summer is strewn with young hitchhikers; their example is hard for Sara to resist, despite repeated warnings by the family. When Sara does take a ride from a stranger, their encounter grows into a strange friendship with wildly unforeseen consequences.

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