Summary: When TV-producer Don Brand visits the beach, he is delighted to discover that the actions that take place on the beach are perfect for a TV-series. He calls the TV-series “Rescue Bay”. He gets inspired when he witness Stephanie, Matt and Summer rescue two men on a boat, and when Garner catches a bad guy with the help of a kid’s kite. Brand is convinced that he has a number one show in his hand.
Brand follows the lifeguards around interviewing them about their jobs and personal lives. Stephanie reveals her and Mitch’s relationship to him. Matt and Summer are played by two network-deal ingenues. Stephanie wants to play herself but when C.J. returns from Hawaii unaware of the shooting of a TV-series, she rescues the victims not knowing they are only acting. Brand is immediately smitten and offers Stephanie’s part to C.J. and Stephanie becomes real upset. When the two roommates argue over who is best suited to play the role, Mitch agrees to help them with a kissing scene, but that doesn’t change anything.
The character based on Mitch is played by a bodybuilder named Dolph Apolganger. Garner is played by an actor named Sly Hutchinson who could be Garner’s identical twin. The series pilot is supposed to be a fifteen-minute series presentation. In the end, Garner ends up stealing Sly’s girlfriend Dawn.
The opening action sequence features a boat explosion, but when the explosion is too big, the real lifeguards have to make a big rescue. Brand films the whole rescue and when Mitch returns from the water, he orders Brand to leave the beach. When the Baywatch gang have watched the clip Brand showed the network, Mitch reveals to everyone that the network didn’t like the idea, although they will sell it to foreign countries and the States will send it in syndication.
C.J. Parker: It just so happens that I can act! I played Medea in high school!
Lt. Stephanie Holden: Oh yeah? Well, I played Medea in college!
Don Brand: Hey come on, wouldn’t you rather cooperate and have an accurate portrayal of lifeguards in action?
Lt. Stephanie Holden: Come on yourself, you’re talking about television!