The BEST Episodes of Baywatch Nights

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 6, 2021

Network: Syndication

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).

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The Vortex

#1 - The Vortex

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired May 22, 1998

While letting go on their day off, Ryan drags a reluctant Mitch into the fortune-telling booth at the pier. An Indian guide sends them into an eerie tunnel from which Mitch and Ryan emerge to watch helplessly their future unfolds.

star 20.00
1 votes
The Eighth Seal

#2 - The Eighth Seal

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired May 19, 1998

Mitch saves a young girl from drowning and then she tries it again saying she must die. He discovers she is possessed of a demon who then prefers Mitch.

star 14.00
1 votes
Code of Silence

#3 - 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.

star 13.50
2 votes
Directors: Charles Bail
Writers: Mark Rodgers

#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.

star 11.00
3 votes
Directors: Reza Badiyi
Writers: Len Janson
Thin Blood

#5 - 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.

star 11.00
3 votes
Directors: Georg Fenady
Writers: Carey W. Hayes, Chad Hayes
Last Breath

#6 - Last Breath

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 4, 1998

Several lifeguards have vanished without a trace. Mitch really gets upset when Donna goes missing. He starts an investigation that involves a 6 month old auto accident with one survivor.

star 10.33
3 votes
Writers: Carey W. Hayes, Chad Hayes
Frozen Out of Time

#7 - Frozen Out of Time

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired May 11, 1998

Two frozen Vikings have been found in Iceland and transported to Los Angeles for thawing. Finding two in a small boat is strange and then they discover that this was the way to settle a feud. The 900 year old feud is finally settled in the present.

star 10.00
1 votes
A Thousand Words

#8 - A Thousand Words

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 25, 1998

Teague leads Mitch and Ryan to a haunted restaurant where several women have been killed and a man left in a coma. Mitch hears a crying voice from a painting and finds that Ryan is gone. He and a psychic search for her.

star 10.00
2 votes
Writers: Donald R. Boyle, Maurice Hurley
Symbol of Death

#9 - Symbol of Death

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired May 18, 1998

The aliens are here! Teague is missing, so Mitch and Ryan follow his trail with the help of a man who claims to have been tracking the aliens for several years and knows they are here.

star 9.50
2 votes
Just a Gigolo

#10 - Just a Gigolo

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 28, 1995

Mitch and Ryan enjoy pretending to be a gigolo and wealthy widow so much that they almost forget the reason for it.

star 8.67
6 votes
Writers: Len Janson
Deadly Vision

#11 - 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.

star 8.50
6 votes
Directors: Paul Lynch
Writers: Kimmer Ringwald
Balancing Act

#12 - 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.

star 8.25
4 votes
Directors: Gus Trikonis
Writers: George Geiger
Thief in the Night

#13 - 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.

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: Charles Bail
Writers: Len Janson
976 Ways to Say I Love You

#14 - 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.

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: Charles Bail
Writers: George Geiger
Silent Witness

#15 - 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.

star 7.43
7 votes
Writers: Michael Berk

#16 - 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.

star 7.33
3 votes
Directors: Reza Badiyi
Writers: Kimmer Ringwald

#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.

star 7.11
18 votes
Directors: Gus Trikonis
Writers: Kimmer Ringwald
Bad Blades

#18 - 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.

star 6.38
8 votes
Directors: Georg Fenady
Writers: Gordon Dawson
Terror of the Deep

#19 - 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.

star 6.33
3 votes
Writers: Carey W. Hayes, Chad Hayes
Blues Boy

#20 - 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.

star 6.25
4 votes
Directors: Reza Badiyi
Writers: Kimmer Ringwald
The Creature

#21 - 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.

star 6.20
5 votes
Directors: David W. Hagar
Writers: Greg Strangis, Robert L. McCullough

#22 - 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.

star 5.67
3 votes
Directors: Charles Bail
Writers: Maurice Hurley

#23 - 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.

star 5.33
3 votes
Directors: Georg Fenady
Writers: Robert L. McCullough
Pressure Cooker

#24 - 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.

star 5.00
3 votes
Writers: George Geiger, Len Janson
Kind of a Drag

#25 - Kind of a Drag

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 2, 1995

Mitch becomes a delightful female impersonator when the agency investigates a series of assaults on a drag-show company.

star 5.00
3 votes
Writers: Len Janson