The BEST Episodes of Pacific Blue

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 8, 2020

Network: USA Network

Lieutenant Anthony Palermo(Rick Rossovich) is at the top of the bike-patrol unit. He is positive about it that the problems on the beach can be solved peacefully and without violence. He's always on duty and he stands up for his subordinate unconditionally. Palermo is a divorced man and a father of a sixteen-year old daughter. Officer TC Callaway (Jim Davidson) has problems with his family, who wants him to join the family business, but he refuses and stays with Pacific Blue. Officer Victor Del Toro(Marcos Ferraez) knows the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice like the back of his hand. Grown up in east LA as a son of South American immigrants, he got in contact with the crime early. The Hispanic teenagers are close to the enthusiastic biker's heart. Officer Chris Kelly (Darlene Vogel) joins the bike-patrol after working for the P.R. Department of Santa Monica. For the attractive blonde the Pacific Blue unit is

Cruz Control

#1 - Cruz Control

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 13, 1998

The woman who is responsible for the deaths of Bobby's parents while she was driving under the influence has returned to Venice Beach. Bobby is convinced she's involved in an illegal smuggling trade and sets out to seek revenge for his parents' deaths. L.A. pressures Jamie to spy on officers at Pacific Blue by holding over her head a dark secret from her past.

star 10.00
1 votes
Naked Truth

#2 - Naked Truth

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 25, 1999

After a sorority girl turns up dead, Monica and Chris go undercover at a very select sorority at Pacific University. Harper discovers that freshman pledges are being forced to strip at a local nightclub as part of their initiation, but then are being blackmailed to continue their activities or risk exposure to their parents and on the internet.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Sara Jane Rose
Writers: Cyrus Nowrasteh
Silicon Valley of the Dolls

#3 - Silicon Valley of the Dolls

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 15, 1999

A doctor running an underground clinic for plastic surgery causes the death of a young co-ed. The world of high school girls obsessed with plastic surgery is explored when Russ Granger and Monica Harper go undercover. Struck by the beautiful perfection of the students, Monica and Granger learn that their boyfriends have been financing plastic surgery by stealing cars.

star 10.00
1 votes
Writers: Raly Radouloff
Lucky 13

#4 - Lucky 13

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 18, 1999

The worlds of black and white magic collide after a young girl disappears from the boardwalk. Russ and Jamie enter the world of the occult and have sex after falling under the spell of the dark side.

star 8.00
28 votes
The Phoenix

#5 - The Phoenix

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired May 11, 1996

An arsonist believed to have perished years ago has reappeared in the Venice area. While working with T.C. on the case, Chris must confront her own childhood memories of terror at having been caught in a fiery situation. The two must also enlist the aid of an eccentric arsonist doing a long stretch in prison for details on how to catch the Phoenix. Cory has to continually chase the ""Snakeman"", the last unlicensed vendor on the Venice Boardwalk. At one point, she nearly traps him running through a wet t-shirt contest where she's thrown on stage, dumped on, and pronounced the winner. The precinct is menaced by a rat that's eaten its way into the evidence lock-up and made off with a large portion of speed, making the rodent nearly impossible to catch. Rat Man and Rat Boy, a father-son exterminating team, are brought in to catch the creature.

star 7.33
3 votes
No Man's Land

#6 - No Man's Land

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 16, 1996

While teaching del Torro to surf, T.C. encounters a band of highly territorial Surf Nazis bullying a Hispanic surfer on the beach. Operating out of a beach bar decorated with Nazi symbols, the leader of this gang went to law school and is well vested in his rights. T.C. and Victor, who is Hispanic but doesn't look it, are both goaded into a confrontation that results in T.C.'s suspension. Cory and Victor chase and arrest an irrepressible sixteen-year-old black ""tagger"" who hits everything from tunnels to buildings to Victor's bicycle seat and the side of the firehouse. After seeing his home and works of art, Cory realizes the tagger is truly talented and acting out using his painting skills. Unfortunately, after an encounter in the firehouse cell with the leader of the Surf Nazis, the tagger becomes a target for their terror and must ultimately be saved by our officers. ""The Cove"" has long been an illegal nude beach, but election day is fast approaching and a ballot measure may mak

star 7.15
34 votes
Over the Edge

#7 - Over the Edge

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 23, 1996

After discovering an old best friend, a guy T.C. felt he let down, has died in a suspicious skydiving accident, T.C. insinuates himself into a group of extreme-sport thrill seekers that he believes are behind the ""accident"". With T.C. seeking redemption in the world of adrenaline junkies caught up in underwater challenges and mountain bike racing, Lt. Palermo and Chris Kelly are worried just how far T.C. will risk himself to find the killer. Ultimately T.C. comes to grips with the reality of his own limitations, and brings down the extreme group who are using their mountain bikes to pull off the daredevil robbery of an armored car. A purse snatching dog is nailing patron after patron on the Venice Boardwalk. The pooch runs up behind women, grabs their purse in his teeth and then flees through alleys and under fences.

star 7.15
34 votes

#8 - Takedown

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 6, 1996

While the unit is on the trail of a trio of heavily armed takedown robbers, T.C. finds himself face to face with one of the perps on the roof of a liquor store. After being ordered to shoot T.C., the young gunman has cold feet and flees. T.C., realizing his own mortality, becomes obsessed with the case as he spirals into self destructive behavior. In the final act, our officers get into a high tension situation as two of the heavies try to take a young girl hostage in yet another market. When T.C. finds himself again confronted by the same young gunman, he has to talk him out of killing a wounded Tony Palermo. Victor is shocked to discover that the skinny, awkward girl he took to the high school prom and later dumped, has just appeared as the centerfold in a Playboy-like magazine. He embarks on a personal (and funny) quest to relocate and connect with his old high school sweetheart. After a series of failed relationships, Chris finally meets a man who can deal with the fact that s

star 7.13
32 votes
Bad Company

#9 - Bad Company

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 6, 1997

JIMMY GUERRERO, a friend of Victor's, is killed in connection with an underground fighting syndicate, leaving his angry younger brother BILLY seeking revenge. Victor defuses the brother's desire to take revenge himself, convincing Billy to introduce him into the ring as a street fighter so Victor can find his friend's killer. An uneasy truce between rival Santa Monica gangs -- a truce that Palermo helped put together -- is in danger of dissolving when SAMMY LUGO makes both leaders believe the other is breaking the peace in an effort to sell weapons to both sides. Elvis goes into hiding when he witnesses Jimmy's beating and the simultaneous gun exchange, but a bad case of claustrophobia makes him an unwelcome houseguest for T.C.

star 7.10
30 votes
Out of the Past

#10 - Out of the Past

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 30, 1996

When a dead woman's body turns up on the beach with an origami angel on her chest, Palermo realizes that the serial killer who left him with a permanent leg injury has returned to the area. Obsessed with finding the killer, he stays his vacation and bends all the rules to bring down the Angel of Death before he kills again. There's been a string of cat burglaries at an upscale hotel that caters to couples having affairs. Unable to catch the thief by conventional means, T.C. and Chris have to pose as lovers the to catch the elusive bandit. Mariah, the bicyclist who rides faster than the wind, becomes a challenge to T.C. and Victor's egos as neither one of them can catch him after several high speed attempts.

star 7.09
32 votes

#11 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 2, 1996

Ambitious police officer Chris Kelly is introduced to the Bike Patrol after she's transferred from the P.R. Department of the Santa Monica Police Department. T.C. Callaway, at a crossroads with his long term girlfriend, faces additional family pressure to quit the force and join the family business in Newport Beach. The entire unit is on the trail of a vicious car-jacker working the beach area.

star 7.08
36 votes
Directors: Ralph Hemecker
Writers: Bill Nuss
Lights Out

#12 - Lights Out

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 17, 1996

An anti-technology terrorist is setting bombs around the beach, and will only let T.C. and Victor dismantle them. He wants all power in Santa Monica shut down for twelve hours on the first of the month. An FBI agent comes in to assist the unit, butting heads with Palermo by making Chris his liaison. In the end, it's the Bike Patrol -- and not the FBI -- that discovers the bomber's true plan is to use the blackout to pull a multi-million dollar bank heist. While this is happening, T.C.'s girlfriend Sandy returns to live with him, with the condition that he not tell her anything about his job so she won't worry. But the agreement ends up making things harder on both of them.

star 7.06
31 votes

#13 - Rapscallions

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 7, 1996

With help from some skinhead cronies, the new manager for an apartment building on the Venice Boardwalk makes life hell for the tenants. The owner wants to raze the existing building and build high-priced condos. Cory and T.C. are sent to ""maintain a presence"" to keep the situation from getting out of hand. One of the tenants, a former Navy SEAL/ war hero, refuses to budge. Despite constant run-ins with the manager and his gang, he refuses to press charges, making it impossible for T.C. and Cory to make any arrests. Palermo has woman trouble on two fronts. He's dating a woman several (noticeable) years his junior, which reinforces his fear that he's gotten old. Matters are complicated when his sixteen year-old daughter Jessie unexpectedly shows up to live with him and doesn't take kindly to the new female in his life. Lifeguard captain Mackie Smith is back, challenging the Bike Patrol to a roller-hockey game versus the lifeguards. The lifeguards show up with NHL hockey star Rob Blake p

star 7.06
31 votes
Matters of the Heart

#14 - Matters of the Heart

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 5, 1997

Following a violent robbery at a cafe, the Bike Squad discovers an abandoned baby. In searching for the mother, they find that the child was part of a black market baby-selling scheme. Cory goes undercover as a pregnant woman to find the baby seller, unprepared for the rush of maternal feelings the case will uncover for her. The cafe robber is arrested, but dies of a heart attack while in lockup. When it's learned that the robber was also a bike racer taking a powerful ""performance-enhancing"" drug, T.C. goes undercover to find the sellers, who operate out of a local bike shop, and befriends a guy hooked on the drug.

star 7.03
29 votes
Cop in a Box

#15 - Cop in a Box

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 2, 1997

A drug dealer T.C. arrested years ago breaks out of jail and kidnaps T.C., dumping him in a trailer buried in the sand underneath a beach. The convict demands ransom from T.C.'s father (ETHAN) and brother (TEDDY), or else T.C. will die in twelve hours. As the Pacific Blue squad searches frantically for T.C.'s location, T.C. tries to find his own way out of his underground prison before time runs out.

star 7.03
29 votes
Line in the Sand

#16 - Line in the Sand

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 6, 1996

Palermo, T.C. and Chris arrest two surfers who assault a kayaker ""invading their turf"". Out on bail, the surfers begin an ever-accelerating intimidation campaign against the kayaker's girlfriend to keep her from testifying against them in court. Elvis is excited to be invited to a swingers party. The only catch is that he has to bring along a date to ""exchange"". Chris accepts Elvis' invitation to the supposed Charity Ball, with no idea of what's really in store.

star 7.03
30 votes
Wheels of Fire

#17 - Wheels of Fire

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 17, 1996

Two Russian mobsters, ILYA and GYORGI, extort Boardwalk vendors for ""protection money,"" but the vendors are too intimidated to identify the mobsters to the Bike Patrol. When ED TARLOW, a paraplegic store owner, is attacked, he agrees to testify. Palermo assigns T.C. and Cory to provide protection, but T.C.'s disdain toward Ed's questionable drug background and cop-hating attitude almost blows the case. Chris suspects a trio of karate-trained teenage girls are responsible for several assaults on the beach. One of the girls, CARA, is uncomfortable with their vigilante attacks, but is hesitant to confide in Chris -- until Cara's friends question her loyalty. Victor's in a bad position when Jessie Palermo asks him about birth control and makes him promise not to tell her father. He takes it upon himself to check out her new boyfriend. When Palermo finds Victor's business card in Jessie's wallet -- along with a condom -- Victor's stuck with his oath to Jessie.

star 7.03
30 votes
All Jammed Up

#18 - All Jammed Up

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired May 25, 1996

A wily bandit on a mountain bike is robbing people stuck in traffic jams at gunpoint and escaping through narrow passage ways on the streets near the beach. Chris and Cory are assigned undercover duty as high priced call girls in order to find an elusive South American gun dealer with a distinctive tattoo on his rear end. To complicate matters, Cory's new boyfriend's upper class parents are staying in the same hotel and the boyfriend has not revealed to them what Cory does for a living. Elvis has a crush on a young woman that works at Helen's Bike Shop and keeps ordering unneeded replacement parts in order to keep seeing her. His hangup is his inability to communicate well in English, so he enlists the aid of T.C. Callaway at the other end of a computer terminal. His dream turns to horror as he finds he can't keep up with the young lover he so desperately pursued.

star 7.03
31 votes
Moving Target

#19 - Moving Target

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 27, 1996

T.C. hooks up with an old flame after the boardwalk cafe where she's working is robbed by a till tapper on rollerblades.Shortly after rekindling their romance, she becomes a witness to a late-night shooting by a mysterious figure in the same cafe. After insisting that only T.C. could be assigned to protect her, the couple have to flee another attempt on her life. When too many loose ends don't add up, Chris becomes suspicious about the young woman's intentions and starts to follow her much to T.C.'s anger. She finally reveals to T.C. that the man trying to kill her is a boyfriend from back east, a criminal who recently committed a large diamond robbery with information he forced her to reveal from her old place of employment. In the end T.C. is shocked to discover that she is not the victim, but rather the co-conspirator in the crime and was using T.C. all along to kill her ex-partner and lover. After Tony Palermo is challenged by obnoxious lifeguard captain Mackie Smith he asks Victor

star 7.03
32 votes
Captive Audience

#20 - Captive Audience

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 4, 1996

T.C. and Cory find themselves pinned into a bank when a robbery goes wrong and turns into a hostage situation. Palermo, Victor and Chris arrive on the scene, then must search the beach for an eccentric computer genius who dropped out of this high-tech world and is living in a highly decorated rickshaw on the beach. Inside the bank, Cory, who is in no hurry to have children herself, must deliver a baby when the hostage takers refuse to release a woman nine months pregnant.

star 7.03
32 votes
The Big Spin

#21 - The Big Spin

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 18, 1996

The Bike Patrol has a new transferee, Scott Kramer, a ten year veteran and department bad apple who seems to take extreme risks without regard to personal safety. He's teamed with Chris to try and stop a pair of bikers on Harleys who are robbing merchants in the Venice area and fleeing on their choppers. After several near death experiences, we come to realize that the reason this cop is so reckless is that he knows he has less than six months to live and wants to spend that time taking down every last criminal he can. To complicate matters, Chris Kelly develops a crush on this wild loner. Elvis the bike mechanic gets everyone involved in his can't miss lotto scheme, pooling more and more money to the point where greed overcomes friendships among our regulars.

star 7.03
32 votes

#22 - Burnout

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 20, 1996

A waitress at Sheila's restaurant, who is also a body builder, seems to be hooked on steroids as she tries to bulk up for competition. The seller is a vicious body builder himself, out of control due to frequent use of his own product. An old Navy buddy of Chris' comes to visit after serving as a fighter pilot in the war in Bosnia. Their friendship turns to romance, but Chris is disappointed to discover that this officer is not a gentleman. There's a battle on the boardwalk between a Korean t-shirt shop owner and the weird homeless man who plays sax in front of his store all day long and only knows one song.

star 7.03
33 votes
Directors: Lyndon Chubbuck
Writers: Michael Zand, Terri Treas
Only in America

#23 - Only in America

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 9, 1997

The wild ass son of a Romanian ambassador commits crimes on the boardwalk, causing a huge headache for the Pacific Blue team because the father's diplomatic immunity extends to his son. The government refuses to help because the ambassador is taking part in a secret sting operation to uncover illegal arms trading. When the son's crimes become serious, Palermo risks defying the government handlers to keep his beach safe. Palermo befriends a young black guy on the basketball court whom he believes to be an honest, hard-working kid; but discovers his new friend is a former college basketball player who was illiterate, and involved with drugs and point-shaving. When a local college coach asks for Palermo's help in recruiting the guy, Palermo must decide whether the kid's efforts to ""turn over a new leaf"" and re-enter college with a new identity in order to get a real education are genuine.

star 7.02
57 votes
Soul Mate

#24 - Soul Mate

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 30, 1997

All the victims of a recent series of murders had earlier placed personal ads in a local paper. Chris and Cory enter the dating pool undercover, and in the course of the investigation, each meets the ""perfect"" man. When Cory's dream man attacks her (and escapes), Chris assumes her date is safe to pursue a relationship with -- unaware that it is the same man Cory dated, but with a different disguise. T.C. goes undercover in a wheelchair with ED TARLOW (from ""Wheels of Fire""), hoping to catch a thief who is stealing expensive wheelchairs for resale. During his assignment, he discovers the difficulties of the disabled, and meets a ""wheelchair groupie"" -- a woman who likes T.C. because she thinks he's disabled. Victor prepares for an upcoming ""bachelor auction"", secretly concerned that T.C. might receive a higher bid. At the auction, his fears prove unfounded when a third man unexpectedly proves more popular than both of them... Tony Palermo!

star 7.02
57 votes
Full Moon

#25 - Full Moon

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 23, 1997

The investigation of a string of ATM robberies brings T.C. and Chris together on a stakeout -- and closer together in their personal lives. When Palermo finds out that his two officers are romantically involved, T.C. and Chris have to decide whether to break up or transfer out of the Bike Patrol. Palermo's name turns up in Hollywood madam Laila Stine's ""little black book"", putting his career on the line. He and Cory discover that Laila padded her book with the names of people in law enforcement, hoping that then no one would come after her for fear of embarrassment.

star 7.02
58 votes