Sunset Beach

The BEST episodes of Sunset Beach

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

Sunset Beach was a short-running American television soap opera, first broadcast in the United States on NBC on January 6, 1997, and last airing on December 31, 1999. The show followed the loves and lives of the people living in a fictional coastal city named Sunset Beach, on the coast of California. The show was co-produced by NBC and Spelling Television. It aired in over 70 countries around the world. Sunset Beach won two Daytime Emmy Awards and was nominated another 11 times. The show also received 22 nominations for various other awards.

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Episode 9
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10.00
2 votes

#1 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/16/1997

Meg decides to bake some strawberry muffins for Casey because she knows that SB likes them. At the hospital, Rae discovers that Casey had an allergic reaction to strawberries. Meg is confused about it, and then later questions Casey about it. Del leaves all his inheritance to Olivia. Annie accuses Olivia for murdering her father. Annie takes the urn with her fathers ashes and flushes it down the toilet. Ricardo tells Sean that he knows that he is lying about the identity of the woman that he saw leaving Del's hotel room on the night that he was killed.

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Episode 10
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10.00
1 votes

#2 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/17/1997

Ricardo finds Del's driving license in Annie's fireplace. Annie escapes from the bathroom window. Meg is disappointed to realize that Casey isn't SB. She thinks about leaving Sunset Beach and going back to Kansas, but Casey begs her to stay. Gregory finds out that Sean is expelled from school. Ben is on the pier when Annie shows up. She tells him that she needs some help. She takes a gun and threatens to shoot him unless he listens to her.

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Episode 7
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10.00
1 votes

#3 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/14/1997

Eddie tells Ricardo that he thinks Annie murdered Del. On the tape, Annie tells Del that she wants to kill him. Eddie thinks it's enough proof, but Ricardo doesn't agree. Gregory finds Olivia drunk and asks her if she had an affair with Del. Paula wants to break up with Ricardo. Annie goes to Ben's and begs him for an alibi. Reluctantly, he agrees. Ben wants Gregory to help Annie, but Ricardo shows up and takes Annie to the police station for questioning. Ricardo tells Gregory that they found Olivia's hair on Del's pillow. Olivia pulls a gun out of her drawer.

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Episode 17
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9.00
1 votes

#4 - Episode 17

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/29/1997

Meg and Ben do their best to help Annie get out of prison by going to a travel agency. Ben discovers that Del and Olivia were supposed to leave Sunset Beach on the day when Del was murdered. Eddie does his best to ensure that Annie doesn't leave alive. On the way to country jail, a driver doesn't listen to Ricardo's demands through the radio, and tries to rape Annie. Later, after being rescued, Annie is returned back to the old cell. Casey tells to Rae's father that he is studying law over the Internet. Ben thinks that Gregory killed Del.

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Episode 6
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8.60
5 votes

#5 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/13/1997

Annie arrives at the hospital very upset. Del dies. Bette finds Del's wallet in Annie's purse. Paula moves into Ricardo's apartment. After he comes home, he tells her that he was just joking. Bette calls Annie's mother Madeleine, but she does not answers. She leaves a message on her answer machine telling her that Del died, so Annie in now very lonely. Mark warns Tiffany to stay away from Ben, but she won't listen. After Ben finds Tiffany, she baches him in the head with a vase.

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Episode 11
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8.50
2 votes

#6 - Episode 11

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/21/1997

Ricardo and Paula beg Annie to give them the gun, but Annie doesn't follow their orders. She tells them that she wants a helicopter to fly away with Ben. LAPD team shows up and tries to take the gun away from Annie. She accidentally shoots Ben, but doesn't hurt him. Meg waits for SB at the pier. Over there, she sees a man with dark hair, so she asks him if he is SB. Annie goes to jail. Rae's parents show up in Surf Central. Rae lies to her parents by telling them that Casey is her husband. Meg leaves the pier after realizing that SB won't show up. Eddie has been removed from the case after Ricardo finds out that he sent the LAPD team.

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Episode 14
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8.50
2 votes

#7 - Episode 14

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/24/1997

Olivia tells Sean to incriminate Annie. Sean tells Ricardo that Annie murdered Del. Later, Annie takes a polygraph test so she would prove her innocence. But as the test passes, it all looks like Annie will fail on it. Ricardo gives Paula a ring, but she gets angry after she finds out that his ex-girlfriend picked it. A strange man bursts into Michael's room. Jaleen runs to him and calls him Uncle Clyde. He tries to kidnap her by setting a gun on Casey's head. Michael breaks a bottle over Clyde's head. They take Clyde to Michael's garage and tie him up with a tape.

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Episode 4
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8.20
5 votes

#8 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/9/1997

Gregory and Olivia realize that Annie has a gun, and they inform Del about it. Del asks his mistress, Olivia, to runaway with him, but she doesn't know what to tell him. He threatens to reveal their affair to Gregory. Casey and Rae accidentally buy a house together. Bette helps Annie get some money from her bank account. Meg and Tiffany share a talk in the boutique. Michael saves Vanessa Hart, a young newspaper reporter from a car that almost ran over her. Vanessa thinks it's not just coincidence. Meg comes to party. She wants to spend time with Casey. Casey and Rae try to discuss what to do with their house. Ben meets Meg on the party and offers her a job. She accepts it. Tiffany comes to party to seduce Ben, but Annie ruins her plan by a little drunken brawl. Tim leaves Kansas and arrives to Sunset Beach.

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Episode 3
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8.00
4 votes

#9 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/8/1997

Tim leaves Kansas and arrives to Sunset Beach where he finds Meg. He tries to catch up with her telling her that his revelationship with Connie is over. Michael saves Vanessa Hart, a young newspaper reporter from a car who almost runed over her. Annie comes back to her apartment where she finds Eddie in her jacuzzi. Ben looks through the window and sees them making love.

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Episode 5
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8.00
4 votes

#10 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/10/1997

Olivia promises to run away with Del. Ricardo suggests Paula should move in with him. Vanessa wants Ricardo to investigate the apartment break-in, but there isn't enough case to begin with. Meg, Michael and Mark want to rent a room at Casey and Rae's house. Casey and Rae kiss. Meg meets Ben on the beach. Ben is still having flashbacks about his dead wife. Tim tries to convince Meg that his relationship with Connie is over, but Meg refuses to listen to his excuses. Annie and Del fight, and Annie comments on wanting to kill him. Tiffany tries to seduce Ben and when he refuses, she suffers a small accident. A strange woman arrives at Del's hotel room, opens the door and shoots him. Sean hears the gunshot and opens the door, seeing a woman in a black robe leaving Del's room.

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Episode 18
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8.00
1 votes

#11 - Episode 18

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/30/1997

Gregory gives Sean a sports car. Although Gregory is convinced that this could bring their bond back, Sean doesn't want to have anything to do with his father. Ben gives Sean a job at Java Web. Bette and Al Kennedy have too much fun in the hot tub, which results with Al's accidental death. Vanessa starts investigating Michael's past. Michael meets an old friend, but doesn't know that he's connected to Clyde. Ricardo and Ben almost get into a fight, but in order to stay on the Douglas case, Ricardo decides not to pursue the fight. However, Chief Harris pulls him off the case.

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Episode 1
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7.73
11 votes

#12 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/6/1997

On her wedding day, Meg Cummings finds out that her fiancée Tim Truman had an affair with her best friend. She takes the car and runs away from her wedding, leaving Ludlow, Kansas. Her new destination is Sunset Beach, a town on the coast. Now she wants to find a man with who she has been e-mailing. Her first stop is at Elaine's Waffle Shop. There Elaine tells her the legend of Sunset Beach. If you meet someone on a beach exactly at time when the sun goes down and the moon shines bright. Meg goes to the beach, and at the same time there was Ben. A young homeless girl Tiffany spent the nights on the beach. A young man named Mark showed Tiffany an abandoned house, where she can stay hidden from hooligans and police. Meg tries to catch Tiffany, who decided to steal Meg's bag. She haunts her to the pier and falls down from the pier into the ocean.

Directors: Rick Bennewitz
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Episode 2
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7.14
7 votes

#13 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/7/1997

After falling down into the ocean, Meg has been rescued by a young lifeguard Casey. He drives her to the hospital where he meets a young and pretty female doctor Rae Chang. They have a quarrel, but there was nothing but sympathy between them. After stealing Meg's backpack, Tiffany looks into it. There she finds all e-mails that Meg received from SB and sent to him. Meg encounters Ben at his internet cafe, where she tries to find SB. She receives a message from SB, he asks her not to come to Sunset Beach. Ricardo gets promoted into a detective. Paula is not too much happy about Ricardo's promotion. Ricardo and Paula have a hard talk about her pregnancy. But there were no reasons to worry about. Ben keeps on having flashbacks about his dead wife Maria. Annie needs to find the money to buy a boat. Meg calls her mother. She says that she is still looking for SB. Meg notices something about Casey that makes her think he's SB. Annie's father Del suddenly appears at her apartment. He finds out that she gave up college and spent all his money. A few unknown men attack Annie in her car.

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Episode 8
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7.00
1 votes

#14 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/15/1997

After a strange man attacks Vanessa again, she moves in with Michel in Surf Central. Gregory questions Olivia about the hair found on Del's bed. She confesses being with him on the night that he was murdered. Casey leaves a white rose at the table for Rae. Meg accidentally finds it and thinks that the rose is for her, because SB knows that she loves white roses. Ricardo questions Bette about Annie's alibi. Bette covers for her telling him that she and Annie were watching a video the entire night. Later, she takes Del's wallet and burns it in the fireplace. Tiffany buys a miniature boat and leaves it in Ben's house. Olivia goes to the pier and takes up a gun. Eddie sees her and takes some pictures of her. Now he has a new suspect.

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Episode 12
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7.00
1 votes

#15 - Episode 12

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/22/1997

Rae explains to Casey why she told her parents that he is her husband. Her parents always thought that the perfect man for her is Wei-Lee, but Rae doesn't want to marry him. Tiffany writes an e-mail to Meg pretending that she is SB and telling her that they will never meet. Later, Ben sends an e-mail to Dorothy (Meg), but his e-mail returns back. Rae's father begins questioning Casey. A man comes to Elaine's Waffle Shop asking for Vanessa.

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Episode 141
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0 votes

#16 - Episode 141

Season 2 - Episode 141 - Aired 7/24/1998

Dana admits that she is afraid that the feeling that a twin was part of her life was just an attempt to fill in the blanks in her memories. Meg asks when was the last time she had the feeling that they'd found something that fit into her past. Dana says that it was when Meg was talking about Ben. Dana explains that she doesn't really remember Ben, but the way that Meg feels about Ben. Meg tried to prompt Dana to remember details about the man she loves. Dana thought that if she was truly and deeply in love with someone, she should remember something, but she didn't. Meg told Dana that she was sure that Dana loved someone once. She promised that she and Ben would do everything they can to help Dana put the pieces of her life back together.

Episode 163
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#17 - Episode 163

Season 2 - Episode 163 - Aired 8/25/1998

Gregory tells Caitlin that he married Annie to protect his interests in the Liberty Corporation. He goes on to say, to Caitlin's chagrin, that he really cares about Annie and he thinks that they are well suited for one another. Annie tells Charles that she knows that he told Gregory about the codicil to Del's will and demanded a divorce from Gregory -- today. Charles throws Annie's words about her success back at her. He informs her that the codicil says that they have to stay married for a year, or Olivia gets the stock. When Annie says that Gregory used her to get her stock, Charles points out that he could have gotten her stock without marrying her, so he must care about her. She thinks Gregory only pities her, and declares that she'd rather die than have Gregory's pity. Bette lets Gregory have it for his treatment of her niece.

Episode 142
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#18 - Episode 142

Season 2 - Episode 142 - Aired 7/27/1998

Tyus and Virginia are rescued, but Michael, Vanessa, and Tyus's medical bag are left in the building. Hank is seriously injured after saving Joan from harm. Ben, Meg and Joan take Hank to South Bay General. Dana, trapped alone in the room, says the Lord's Prayer in Spanish to herself. Tim tries to rescue Dana. When Tim makes it into the room, Dana shies away from him. Annie awakens trapped under Lourdes' dead body. AJ removes Lourdes' body, and Annie is guilt-stricken over having caused Lourdes' death.

Episode 143
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0 votes

#19 - Episode 143

Season 2 - Episode 143 - Aired 7/28/1998

Melinda approaches Sara, bursting into false tears and proclaiming how ashamed she is of herself in a loud voice. She apologizes for taping Sara without her knowledge and hands her an envelope, claiming the videotape is in there. She also offers to send an e-mail to her agent that she isn't going to write her book after all. They don't believe her, but she begs them to come to her stateroom. Sara wonders if Melinda is telling the truth, and Casey tries to figure out what Melinda is up to. Meanwhile, in her stateroom, Melinda opens a bottle of wine and puts sleeping pills in it.

Episode 144
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#20 - Episode 144

Season 2 - Episode 144 - Aired 7/29/1998

Dana tells Tim that her name isn't Dana, but that they call her that because she can't remember her real name. Tim realizes that she is afraid to leave the building because Cedar Oaks was all she knew. He was able to convince her to leave, and brought her to South Bay General for medical attention. The doctor informs Joan and Meg that they don't have the proper equipment to treat Hank's head injury because of the quake. Ben offers to fly the Liberty Corporation's helicopter up to San Francisco to get the equipment that Hank needs. Meg lets Ben go to get the equipment for her father, but not before she makes him promise that he'll return to her safely.

Episode 145
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#21 - Episode 145

Season 2 - Episode 145 - Aired 7/30/1998

Casey maintains that he doesn't believe Melinda's sudden about face. Just as Sara and Casey are about to kiss, Gabi and Ricardo arrive. Ricardo and Casey go off to talk about the problems with the ship's radio, while Gabi and Sara talk about Sara's blossoming feelings for Casey. Gabi reclaims her date, leaving Sara and Casey alone together. Sara pressures Casey to give Melinda a second chance. Melinda shows Sara and Casey the e-mail she claims she is planning to send to her agent.

Episode 146
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#22 - Episode 146

Season 2 - Episode 146 - Aired 7/31/1998

Cole disarms Phillip, who picks up a fencing foil and holds it on him. Cole grabs the other foil, and they duel. Francesca tells Caitlin that Phillip plans to kill Cole. Casey passed on having any alcohol, since he was on duty as a lifeguard. When Sara took a sip of her wine and then passed out, Melinda pretended to be upset. Casey looked in Melinda's purse and found the valium.

Episode 147
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#23 - Episode 147

Season 2 - Episode 147 - Aired 8/3/1998

When Casey and Sara wake up, they are shocked to learn that the room is upside down. They try to leave the room, but the door is stuck. Then they try to open the door, but it only gets worse... the porthole pops open and the room stars filling with water. Emily panics when Bette disappears; Bette is trapped somewhere near the "ceiling." Emily coaxes her into jumping into a makeshift safety net created from a tablecloth. Phillip is knocked unconscious by the ship capsizing, and so Cole ties him up. Francesca doesn't want to leave him like that, but Cole promises that he'll come back for Phillip once they have been rescued.

Episode 148
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#24 - Episode 148

Season 2 - Episode 148 - Aired 8/4/1998

Ricardo tries to rally the passengers to leave the dining room, but the stubborn crew member and several passengers refuse to leave. Ricardo finds a railing that they can use as a ladder to climb out of the ballroom. Casey gets the door open just in the nick of time. Melinda realizes that if Sara dies, she'll be a martyr and no one will buy her book. There is another explosion! When the walls of the dining room start to cave in, the people in the dining room scramble onto the railing, which collapses. Only Melinda and the cameraman make it to the top. When she catches up to the others, Melinda realizes that she left the galley door open on her way through, and that water is coming in through it. When Michael tells Vanessa that he gave himself Martin's Syndrome to test Tyus's cure, Vanessa loses her temper, telling him that she'd rather die herself than see Michael hurt. Michael insists that he did it for her, because he can handle anything life throws at him, as long as he has her. Dana has another memory flash when Meg tells her how close Mark and Ben were. Dana sees a picture of Ben and Meg together.

Episode 149
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#25 - Episode 149

Season 2 - Episode 149 - Aired 8/5/1998

When he discovers that steam is blocking their way out, Ricardo tried to shut off the valve. In the process, the steam scalds him, but he is finally able to shut off the steam. Cole insists that they can't just go wandering around the ship, they have to develop a plan. Francesca said that when she and Cole worked together, they used a short wave radio to keep in touch with each other. She continued with that while working with Phillip, and tells Cole there is a radio in Kurt's room. Cole heads to Kurt's room. Soon after, Antonio finds Caitlin and Francesca. Caitlin goes after Cole, leaving Antonio alone with Francesca. Francesca tells Antonio that she regrets her missed opportunities, and asks Antonio to hear her confession. Meanwhile, Caitlin catches up to Cole. While she is trying to convince Cole to go back to Antonio with her, he gets the radio working again. Elsewhere, Phillip regains consciousness and vows to make Cole pay. He finds Cole and shoots at him. Virginia drops the vial, and it breaks.

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