The BEST episodes of Santa Barbara

Every episode of Santa Barbara ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Santa Barbara!

Santa Barbara is an Emmy-winning American television soap opera that aired on NBC from July 30, 1984, to January 15, 1993. The show revolves around the eventful lives of the wealthy Capwell family of Santa Barbara, California. Other prominent families featured on the soap were the rival Lockridge family, and the more modest Andrade and Perkins families. Dominating the show's early years is the feud between the Capwell and Lockridge families, with the five-year-old murder of family scion Channing Capwell Jr. as a major recurring plot point. The show is best remembered for its witty dialogue and sometimes tongue-in-cheek situations that often seemed like an affectionate parody of the genre.

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SB-24
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8.00
1 votes

#1 - SB-24

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 8/30/1984

Santana gets bitten by a rattlesnake, CC rescues her and she is taken to the hospital

SB-22
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8.00
1 votes

#2 - SB-22

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 8/28/1984

Joe & Santana argue at the stables, Mason & his secretary get it on in his office

SB-2
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7.00
1 votes

#3 - SB-2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/31/1984

Joe reunites with Jade and Marisa, Peter and Kelly arrive on the yacht, Santana tells Rosa about her baby

SB-6
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7.00
1 votes

#4 - SB-6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/6/1984

Joe & Kelly argue on the yacht, Peter comes in with a gun, Santana leaves for Acapulco

SB-7
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7.00
1 votes

#5 - SB-7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/7/1984

Ted & Danny arrive in Hollywood, Santana talks to the doctor who delivered her baby, Peter gets hurt at polo

SB-8
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7.00
1 votes

#6 - SB-8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/8/1984

CC has a cocktail party and calls Mason Channing, Joe convinces Jade to take a vacation

SB-10
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7.00
1 votes

#7 - SB-10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/10/1984

Santana hires a private investigator, Augusta offers Joe a job, Joe breaks into the Capwell house

SB-1
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6.33
3 votes

#8 - SB-1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/30/1984

1979 - Channing is shot, 1984 - Joe is released from prison and takes a bus to Santa Barbara

SB-3
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6.00
1 votes

#9 - SB-3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/1/1984

Mason tells Santana that two people saw her with the gun yesterday. He reminds Santana that she had no permit to carry the gun. ""I'm here to help,"" Mason smiles. Santana doesn't trust Mason at all and decides to talk to a lawyer friend. Rosa feels betrayed by C.C. and decides to confront him. She wants to know what happened to Danny goes hanggliding, Rosa confronts CC about Santana's baby, Joe sees Kelly on the boat First appearance of John Allen Nelson (Warren Lockridge)

SB-4
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6.00
1 votes

#10 - SB-4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/2/1984

CC's goons toss Joe in the water, someone throws a bomb into the Perkins' house, Dominic approaches Joe First appearance of Rosemary Forsyth (Sophia Capwell Armonti)

SB-9
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5.00
1 votes

#11 - SB-9

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/9/1984

Kelly reads some of Joe's letters, Jade arrives in Hollywood, Santana back from Acapulco

SB-5
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5.00
1 votes

#12 - SB-5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/3/1984

Joe remembers he had a witness who never came forward, Danny does his stunt for a movie producer First appearance of Ismael "East" Carlo (Ruben Andrade) and Andrea Howard (Veronica Gayley)

SB-107
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0.00
0 votes

#13 - SB-107

Season 1 - Episode 107 - Aired 12/26/1984

Lionel & Warren discuss Sophia and the affair, Mason charges Lionel with Channing's murder

SB-126
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0.00
0 votes

#14 - SB-126

Season 1 - Episode 126 - Aired 1/24/1985

Eden wakes up and writes HELP in the pine needles. Cruz talks to Peter's doctor. Peter is about to kill Eden

SB-108
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0.00
0 votes

#15 - SB-108

Season 1 - Episode 108 - Aired 12/27/1984

Mason tells CC Lionel & Sophia had an affair, Liz gets Augusta bail money, Lionel realizes the note was in Warren's tux

SB-109
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0.00
0 votes

#16 - SB-109

Season 1 - Episode 109 - Aired 12/28/1984

Cruz & Eden both end up at the museum to look at the log book, Lionel, Warren & Augusta burn Lionel's tux

SB-110
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0.00
0 votes

#17 - SB-110

Season 1 - Episode 110 - Aired 12/31/1984

New Year's Eve - Eden & Cruz locked in the museum together, Danny & Jade get stuck in the snow, Kelly wants Joe to marry her today

SB-111
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0.00
0 votes

#18 - SB-111

Season 1 - Episode 111 - Aired 1/2/1985

Cruz wrestles Eden to the floor in her office because she stole the slides he took at the museum, Lionel chases Dominic

SB-112
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0.00
0 votes

#19 - SB-112

Season 1 - Episode 112 - Aired 1/3/1985

Jackie Parks arrives, Mason tells Ted about Lionel & Sophia's affair, Lionel follows Dominic onto a train but they argue & Dominic falls off First appearance of Martina Deignan (Jackie Parks)

SB-113
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0.00
0 votes

#20 - SB-113

Season 1 - Episode 113 - Aired 1/4/1985

Dominic/Sophia didn't fall off the train, she follows Lionel to his compartment and is about to attack him, Lionel realizes it's Sophia!

SB-114
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0.00
0 votes

#21 - SB-114

Season 1 - Episode 114 - Aired 1/7/1985

Marcello arrives on the train, Peter's doctor tells him he is sick, Lionel falls off the train after a struggle with Marcello First appearance of Wolf Muser (Dr. Marcello Armonti)

SB-115
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0.00
0 votes

#22 - SB-115

Season 1 - Episode 115 - Aired 1/8/1985

A bum finds Lionel unconscious and switches ID's with him, Peter kills the waitress

SB-116
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0.00
0 votes

#23 - SB-116

Season 1 - Episode 116 - Aired 1/9/1985

Lionel wakes up in a circus van, Det Monroe arrives at La Mesa to investigate, Eden passes out after a dive, Peter burns evidence

SB-117
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0.00
0 votes

#24 - SB-117

Season 1 - Episode 117 - Aired 1/10/1985

Cruz revives Eden, Cruz & Eden look through the desk for the diary, Lionel confronts Sophia on the train but the sheriff shoots at him

SB-118
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0.00
0 votes

#25 - SB-118

Season 1 - Episode 118 - Aired 1/11/1985

Peter finds out he's dying, Cruz & Eden destroy the desk, the bum is arrested as Lionel, Summer gets in the car with Peter

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