The BEST Episodes of Summerland

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

Network: The WB

Bradin, Nikki and Derrick are 3 kids from an average normal Kansas household. Their whole life is thrown upside-down when their parents are tragically killed in a car accident. Ava Gregory (their aunt) gets custody of her niece and nephews and they move into her Californian home (in Summerland). Ava, a struggling clothes designer, lives with her best friend and business partner, Susannah Rexford, her friend, an ex- pro.surfer, Jay Robertson and her ex-boyfriend, real estate agent, Johnny Durrant. All four of them are highly unequipped to handle children and are not use to including them in their everyday lives.

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Safe House

#1 - Safe House

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 27, 2005

When Bryce's sister Faith comes to town, Bradin becomes attracted to her, even after Bryce warns him to stay away. Ava asks Johnny to move back into the house. When Nikki goes to visit Cameron, his dad throws him back into the house. Nikki then goes and talks to Ava and Cameron soon starts staying at their house, that is, until Kyle, Cameron's father, comes looking for him.

star 9.00
7 votes
And So the Day Begins (2)

#2 - And So the Day Begins (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 1, 2004

Ava was exactly where she wanted to be in life. In her thirties, with a close-knit circle of friends, a great house in a beautiful California beach town and a growing career as a fashion designer, the last thing on her mind was settling down and starting a family,but that all changed the day Ava's sister and brother-in-law were killed in an accident, leaving Ava to raise their three children.

star 8.60
5 votes
Directors: Ian Toynton
Writers: Brad Isaacs, Stephen Tolkin
The Space Between Us

#3 - The Space Between Us

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 20, 2005

Bradin comes home after the surf tour abroad. With him is a surfer dude named Bryce and his girlfriend. Bradin seems out of place when he sees his friends having a party in the hot tub. Bradin is suppose to go with Derrick to the restaurant where Ava is to have a talk via webcam, but doesn't. Jay is concerned about the way Bradin is living his life. Ava misses the kids.

star 8.60
5 votes
What's Past Is Prologue

#4 - What's Past Is Prologue

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 18, 2005

A girl named Faith (Danielle Panabaker) comes to Playa Linda to look at colleges. She sees potential in Bradin and tries to motivate him to go to college. Unfortunately Bradin's only aspirations are to be a surfer. Faith helps motivate him to see that there's more than just surfing.

star 8.57
7 votes
On the Last Night of Summer

#5 - On the Last Night of Summer

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 17, 2004

Relationships are reconsidered.Ava has doubts about getting serious with Simon while she still has feelings for Johnny.Susannah reconsiders quitting her partnership with Ava.Jay has second thoughts about Erika moving in with him when she wants to redecorate his place.Bradin is confused by Callie's hot and cold actions.Nikki suffers when she remembers her parents death.

star 8.50
8 votes
Writers: Stephen Tolkin
Leaving Playa Linda

#6 - Leaving Playa Linda

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 11, 2005

Nikki has a crush on a new boy named Jeb,who works on the school's Lit magazine along with Nikki and Cameron.Bradin has an offer to go away for a month to perfect his surfing skills ,but Ava does not approve because it will take him away from school.Jay thinks it will do him good.Lucas asks Bradin if they can still be friends(Callie aside). Derrick goes to Mona's apartment to try and find Johnny,as they have batting cage practice.Ava has a serious talk with Bradin about Erika

star 8.25
4 votes
Directors: Jack Clements
Writers: Patrick Sean Smith
Life Goes On

#7 - Life Goes On

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 21, 2005

At School Derrick talks with his school friends about a father/son sailing race.Were all of his friends will compete with their dads, but he will be with Ava. Two of his friends say Derrick can't compete with Ava which makes Derrick very upset and he begings to fight with them, all boys end in the principal's office.the temp secretary calls Susannah, Johnny, Jay, Ava, and Simon to pick Derrick up. Derrick tells Ava he doesn't want to race with her as she's not a father.Nikki becomes frustrated with Cameron and the school elections.

star 8.17
6 votes
Where There's a Will, There's a Wave

#8 - Where There's a Will, There's a Wave

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 11, 2005

Ava, Susannah, and Colby discuss hiring a popstar to help them With there clotheing line. Ava admits her feelings for Johnny.Bradin breaks up with Callie after realizing his feelings for Erika.Others do not approve of their relationship and try to discourge it by letting Bradin go on a surf tour with Jay

star 8.17
6 votes
Directors: Peter O'Fallon
Writers: Tim Davis
Mr. & Mrs. Who

#9 - Mr. & Mrs. Who

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 28, 2005

Derrick is at the hospital where Johnny and Ava are waiting to get news on how he is doing. Johnny is Upset at Mona for having gone to get her hair done instead of showing up at the restaurant to let the in painters so that they can do their job. Mona's soon to be ex-husband comes to town to sign the divorce papers.

star 8.14
7 votes
Careful What You Wish For

#10 - Careful What You Wish For

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 4, 2005

Bradin saves his friend Bryce's life, after getting hit by his own board and gets a concussion while surfing. Jay reports the robbery of a skateboard and a few wheels as well, but what will he do when he finds out who really did it?

star 8.14
7 votes
The Wisdom to Know the Difference

#11 - The Wisdom to Know the Difference

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 28, 2005

After months of being gone Johnny returns home he is shocked to learn that Ava asks Simon to marry her. Nikki becomes very upset that Ava has asked Simon to marry her since feels Ava is meant Johnny. On the other hand Derrick very excited at the new because his family will now complete. When Bradin's coach questions his effort on the surf team, he considers trying performance-enhancing drugs to help him be better.

star 8.13
8 votes
Writers: Rémi Aubuchon
Yummy Mummy

#12 - Yummy Mummy

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 10, 2004

Amber and Nikki are very shocked when Cameron shows up with a new girlfriend, Jordan. Bradin begins to practice with other guys on trying out for a surfing team with good members Zack and Lucas, but things get really complicated when he finds out Tanner is Lucas' brother. Also, Ava is interviewing people for the jobs of sales, marketing, etc., for her fashion line.

star 8.00
6 votes
Directors: Harry Winer
Writers: Katie Botel
Signs

#13 - Signs

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 13, 2005

Jay and Bradin are in Hawaii doing a photo shoot for an advertising agency. Bradin meets Dallas, the girl he will work with. Jay recieves a call from home. Ava and Colby are in Milan. Ava gets a call from Susannah from her cell phone. Is it the same news that will bring Jay and Bradin home?

star 8.00
6 votes
Into My Life

#14 - Into My Life

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 15, 2004

Ava discovers that there is some marijuana in Bradin's jeans. The realty office Take all of Johnny's time causing him to break his promise to Derrick.

star 7.92
13 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Katie Botel
I Am The Walrus

#15 - I Am The Walrus

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 7, 2005

Three FBI agents come in and they are looking for Susannah and everything Dubois International related. Bradin is suspended from the school surf team. Bradin goes to the hospital.

star 7.86
7 votes
Sledgehammer

#16 - Sledgehammer

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 14, 2005

Nikki helps Cameron run for student president of their school,but Cameron does not want to follow Nikki's plan and winds up embarrassing and annoying Nikki.Ava is angry when after allowing Bradin to return to his surf team,she learns he is skipping his tutoring.Jay sides with Bradin,which causes a rift between the two.Mona questions Johnny about Ava.

star 7.86
7 votes
The Pleiades

#17 - The Pleiades

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 4, 2005

After the wedding debacle,Ava seems strangely calm.Nikki feels very guilty about Ava and Simon's breakup.Callie fins it difficult dating Bradin because she feels all he wants is sex.Mona warns Ava to stay away from Johnny

star 7.86
7 votes
Fireworks

#18 - Fireworks

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 8, 2004

Ava falls for Kyle.a recently divorced man,but their dating life becomes complicated when she learns that he is the father of Nikki's new crush,Cameron.Meanwhile,Bradin's efforts to protect Erika from a guy(Tanner) with questionable intentions don't go as smoothly as possible.

star 7.79
14 votes
Directors: Harry Winer
Writers: Jon Cowan, Robert L. Rovner
Big Waves

#19 - Big Waves

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 29, 2004

Jay is upset that his old knee injury is keeping him from competing in the local surfing competition, but Erika has plans to get him in the event. Meanwhile, feeling overwhelmed by the disarray in the house, Ava asks Johnny and Susannah to help her organize things but no one can agree on how much structure is really needed in the house.Also,Ava and Susanna organize a fashion shoot with a photographer who had a one night stand with Johnny

star 7.71
7 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
Writers: Craig Machen
Skipping School

#20 - Skipping School

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 20, 2004

Ava begins to thinks that it might be in Nikki's best interest to skip her last year of junior high and go straight to high school, but Nikki does not think that it is in her best interest. Sarah invites Bradin to run away with her to Mexico, but he soon discovers that she's actually attempting to get out of going away to a strict boarding school. Also Erika's estranged mother shows up unannounced and attempts to get Erika to leave Jay and Playa Linda to come home to live with her.

star 7.44
9 votes
Directors: Steve Miner
Writers: Graham Yost
The Grass Is Greener Than You Think

#21 - The Grass Is Greener Than You Think

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 22, 2004

At the roommates annual summer lua party,relationships are started,rekindled,and ended.Ava learns a terrible secret about why Johnny broke up with her years ago.Susanna pretends to be involved with Jay to ward off advances from her ex boyfriend( guest James Black).And Nikki believes she must seduce Cameron( guest Zac Efron) in order to keep him interested in her and away from his ex girlfriend Amber (guest Shelly Buckner)

star 7.42
12 votes
Directors: Peter O'Fallon
Writers: Denitria Harris-Lawrence
Heat Wave

#22 - Heat Wave

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 6, 2004

When Derrick's friend finds a naked picture of Ava and takes it home with him Ava has to do some expaining to his mother why Derrick and her son had them .Meanwhile Bradin goes to Jay and Johnny for advice when he considers having sex with Sarah for the first time,but the next night Bradin feels hurt and confused when he sees Sarah on a date with another guy.Nikki's possessiveness is putting a strain on her relationship with Cameron. Bradin meets a young mysterious girl named Haley

star 7.40
10 votes
Writers: Gay Walch
Life In A Fishbowl

#23 - Life In A Fishbowl

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 3, 2004

Johnny realizes his feelings for Ava when he sees her having a great time on a date with Nikki's principal,Dr. O'Keefe (Jay Harrington).Meanwhile,Bradin considers taking his friendship with Callie to the next level but is confused when Sarah comes back to town

star 7.38
8 votes
Directors: Jeff Bleckner
Writers: Stephen Tolkin
Secrets

#24 - Secrets

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 13, 2004

Ava begins to get really worry about Bradin's relationship with his wild girlfriend Sarah when they get caught by the police for swimming near the pier at night. Bradin begins to think about breaking up with her, but he finds it harder to do than he thought it would be. Erika is caught off guard when a former boyfriend shows up, which is pretty obvious, as Nikki observes while talking to her. Meanwhile, Derrick misinterprets a friendly embrace between Susannah and Johnny on a camping trip.

star 7.29
7 votes
Directors: Harry Winer
Writers: Jon Cowan, Robert L. Rovner
Kicking And Screaming

#25 - Kicking And Screaming

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 27, 2004

Erika moves in with Jay after she gets kicked out of her apartment.Elsewhere,Susannah and Ava need a backer for their clothing line to keep their business.Johnny and Ava rekindle old feelings after chaperoning Derrick and Martha on their date

star 7.00
8 votes
Directors: Peter O'Fallen
Writers: Denitria Harris-Lawrence