The BEST Episodes of Baywatch Nights
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2021
The beach is hotter at night! The original premise of the show was that, during a midlife crisis, Sgt. Garner Ellerbee (Gregory Alan Williams), who was the resident police officer of Baywatch since the beginning of the series, decides to quit his job as a police officer and form a detective agency. Mitch Buchannon (David Hasselhoff), his friend from Baywatch, joins to support him and they are, in turn, joined by a detective named Ryan McBride (Angie Harmon). Singer Lou Rawls, who starred in the first season, performed the series theme song, "After the Sun Goes Down". During the second season, facing slipping ratings which were never as good as the original series, the producers decided to switch to a science fiction format (inspired by the success of The X-Files).
#1 - Silent Witness
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 14, 1995
A complicated story of a mother seeking her daughter who has accidentally become the only witness to a murder.
#2 - Balancing Act
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 18, 1995
Investigating the murder of the agency's previous owner, Mitch, Garner and Ryan get involved with jewel smugglers, a mysterious speedboat and a body that won't stay dead.
#3 - Thin Blood
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 10, 1996
Ryan's sister arrives for a visit followed by some gangsters who claim she made off with their cash.
#4 - Payback
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 17, 1996
Albert Romero (from Baywatch) hires the agency to search for his wife who he believes was kidnapped by the Mafia.
#5 - Backup
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 24, 1996
Former Baywatch lifeguard Eddie Kramer appeals to Mitch to investigate a rescue that resulted in a death, for which he has been blamed. Meanwhile, Garner and Ryan go on a stakeout.
#6 - Deadly Vision
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 21, 1995
Destiny annoys Mitch and Garner by relating her visions of murders until she ""sees"" that Ryan is the next victim.
#7 - The Creature
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 23, 1998
A serial killer is a woman who is as much at home in the water as she is on the land; a mutant looking to procreate.
#8 - Bad Blades
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 7, 1995
A cosmetic mogul hires Mitch, Garner and Ryan to investigate her son's involvement with a band of roller-skating burglars.
#10 - Takeover
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 3, 1996
Mitch and Ryan investigate the people who would benefit from the hostile takeover of a company that includes the murder of certain key employees. Nights bistro hasbeen purchased by Donna Marco.
#11 - Code of Silence
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 16, 1996
A geisha girl is kidnapped and her small daughter sought by the kidnappers. Mitch and the child's grandfather protect her and attempt to rescue her mom.
#12 - Vengeance
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 20, 1996
A prison escapee vows to kill everyone associated with his conviction. Garner was one of the arresting officers.
#13 - Epilogue
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 27, 1996
The two step-children of a recently widowed man suspect that he murdered their mother. Both will inherit a trust fund on the 25th birthday which for the step-daughter is only a week or so away. The step-father gains nothing if they live.
#14 - Rendezvous
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired May 4, 1996
A family dispute results in the wife accusing her husband of corporate embezzlement and giving him reason to erase her. The detectives have to find him before he can do it.
#15 - A Closer Look
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 11, 1996
An old friend begs Mitch to 'take a closer look' at his estranged wife who doesn't seem to be her old self.
#16 - Heat Rays
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 18, 1996
Several members of a 70's surfing rock band die during a reunion at the beach. Donna is tricked into jumping off a bridge and spends the night in the water, then is rescued by two men carrying out a mysterious mission
#17 - Pursuit
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 30, 1995
A model named Cassidy has received some murder threats. She decides to hire Mitch, Garner and Ryan as bodyguards. They don't accept her offer at first because they had thought that their first job would be something differently. Finally they accept to be her bodyguards. But even though they are protecting her, someone is sneaking into her house and write her another message on a mirror. Mitch, Garner and Ryan can't figure out how the message ended up there, but then Mitch discovers a connection between Cassidy and the death of other models.
#18 - 976 Ways to Say I Love You
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 4, 1995
To catch a killer, Ryan has to work as a phone-sex operator in spite of her personal abhorrence of the job.
#19 - Pressure Cooker
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 11, 1995
A hostage situation develops at the night club when Mitch, Garner, Ryan and Lou are held by two hoods demanding their brother be released from prison. Mitch and Garner had been working undercover at a chicken fast-food outlet, California Roasters, in chicken costumes when they made the arrest.
#21 - Thief in the Night
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 2, 1996
Mitch takes a fancy to a beautiful woman who turns out to be a cat burglar responsible for a series of thefts at the yacht club.
#22 - Blues Boy
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 25, 1995
A young boy is in danger when his uncle's partners leave prison and hunt for him, thinking he knows where his uncle stashed the loot. The boy is terrified because he saw his father killed by his uncle seven years ago.
#23 - The Curator
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 9, 1996
A deranged man takes a fancy to Baywatch lifeguard Caroline Holden and makes many advances. She resists, so he captures her and locks her in a cage furnished like her apartment.
#24 - Terror of the Deep
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 22, 1998
Mitch and Griff fight for their lives in a sunken freighter which might have been sunk by a New Guinea sea monster according to a woman they found floating in the ocean near the sunken wreckage.
#25 - Circle of Fear
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 28, 1998
After a report of a possible black arts event in the woods, Mitch and Ryan search. Ryan finds a burned book and a duplicate in a specialty book shop. She attempts one of the ceremonies with spectacular results. The shop owner helps them understand and counteract the evil invoked.