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37 :03x01 - Wipe Out

Oct/01/1985
The trio stresses over a new P.I. company who seems to be taking all of their business. With the lack of business, the trio reluctantly accept a case sent in anonymously concerning the death of a surfer in 1964.
Guest Stars: Richard Hatch (1) as Billy Hagan | Simone Griffeth as Sherry Lancaster | Suzanne Snyder as Beverly Lancaster | Ted Neeley as Larry Bloom | Mitchell Anderson as Chris "Spud" Miller | Michael Galardi as George Minelli | A.J. Freeman as Eric | David A. Penhale as Dean
Director: Bob Bralver

38 :03x02 - Thirty-Six Hours 'Til Dawn

Oct/22/1985
The trio are hired by the US Government to head to Mexico in order to find and bring back an estranged wife of a well-known crimelord.
Guest Stars: Cristina Raines as Renee Sinclair | Michael MacRae as Malcolm Sawyer | Stewart Moss as Sonny Sinclair | Castulo Guerra as Carlos Nunes | Buddy Adler as Attorney | Paula Jones as Reporter | Luis Contreras as Mexican Farmer | Rickey Yribe as Mexican Boy
Director: Bob Bralver

39 :03x03 - Does Not Compute

Oct/29/1985
A city councilman becomes surrounded in controversy when he is unable to pay several financial obligations and blames it on the right wing police department who he claims tampered with his computer.
Guest Stars: Chuck Bowman as Anchorman | Steve Gorman as CHP Officer | Paula Jones as Reporter | Cheryl Henry as Anchorwoman | Larry Linville as Edgar Harrison | Nicholas Pryor as Howard McBride | Tracy Reed (2) as Pamela Owen | Sharon Barr as Bobbi | Howard Caine as Unknown | Jack Wells as Unknown | Toni Attell as Unknown | Jerry Potter as Unknown | R.J. Adams as Cop | Mark Pilon as Technician | Johnny Lee (1) as Unknown
Director: Michael Lange

40 :03x04 - The Bargain Department

Nov/05/1985
The agency falls on some hard financial times, forcing Cody to think about selling the company.
Guest Stars: Gary Parker (4) as Mel Starrett | Tom McFadden as Butch Biker | Kate Charleson as Maybeth Wheeler | Robert Walker, Jr. as Oscar Davenport | Sol Trager as Dale Riskin | Jan Merlin as Hub Wheeler | Bill Cort as Donald W. Brookman | George Solomon as Unknown | Wendy Sherwood as Receptionist | David J. Partington as Guard | Leland Murray as Charlie | Barbara Keegan as Tina | Jerry Prell as Clarence | Patti Jones as Zelda
Director: Kim Manners

41 :03x05 - Who Really Watches The Sunset

Nov/12/1985
A reporter is diagnosed with an incurable disease and she hires the trio to find out who infected her.
Guest Stars: Darleen Carr as Marlene Lewis | Harvey Vernon as Robert Stockwood | Paul Willson as Don Orley | Jim Bentley as Rockwell | Nancy Linari as Zeller
Director: Michael Lange

42 :03x06 - Still Goin' Steady

Nov/19/1985
Murray participates in "Brain Basher", a TV game show.
Guest Stars: Kay Lenz as Brenda Malloy | Michael Lombard as Vince Drayger | James Carroll Jordan as Eddie Gerrard | Johnny Mountain as Bart Beaman | Darrell Carey as Mr. David | Harry Woolf as Horst Dunkman | Lee Arnone as Hotel Clerk | Louisa Abernathy as Mary Lou Henson
Director: Michael Switzer

43 :03x07 - Robin And Marian

Dec/03/1985
While at a party on Pier 56, the trio learn that all of the boats have been robbed.
Guest Stars: Walter Olkewicz as Robin Loxley | Miriam Flynn as Guest Star | Frank Ramírez as Fernandez | Michael Champion as Arnold Skullen | Geno Silva as Juan Cordon | Rex Ryon as Unknown | Scott Nemes as Peter Flynn | Gabriel Damon as Simon Flynn | Olivia Burnette as Lulu Flynn | Suzanne Dunn (1) as Cheryl | Bob Bell (3) as Al | Ray Rayner as Winston | Noreen Reardon as Hostess | Robert Apisa as Reed
Director: Robert Sallin

44 :03x08 - Requiem For Icarus

Dec/10/1985
The trio run into an old friend while at a party.
Guest Stars: Clu Gulager as Doug Skinner | Lisa Denton as Cathy Skinner | Carl Franklin as Ray | Carl Strano as Balmer | Gus Corrado as Tim Gates
Director: Chuck Bowman

45 :03x09 - Home For Christmas

Dec/17/1985
Nick, in order to escape having to celebrate the holiday, accepts a mission from Colonel Ryan, his Army Reserve commander.
Guest Stars: James Whitmore as Ben Wilkenson | Ken Swofford as Colonel Ryan | James David Hinton as Lieutenant Walker | Fred Holliday as Ricky Wilkenson | Hugh Cillin as Phil Resnick | Anne Bellamy as Girl #1 | Stephen Liska as Girl #2

46 :03x10 - Lady Killer

Jan/07/1986
Nick and Cody attempt to be suave with a woman they meet at a grocery store, but instead end up making fools of themselves.
Guest Stars: Robin Strand as Rob Edwards | Eli Marder as Carol | Brian Matthews as Dave | Lena Pousette as Stephanie | Deborah Scardilli as Sandy | Jim Boeke as Vic Burrows | R.J. Adams as Policeman
Director: Michael Lange

47 :03x11 - A Matter Of Policy

Jan/14/1986
When Cody comes back from a trip visiting his mother, he finds that his boat has disappeared. While he was away, Nick damaged the boat in an accident.
Guest Stars: Kim Darby as Beverly | Richard Sanders as Pierce Fenner | John S. Ragin as Lewis Gordon | James F. Kelly as Bolvis | Anita Jesse as Secretary | Deborah Voorhees as Tippy | Patricia Sherick as Helen Gordon Dent | Isabel Cooley as Maid | Arnold Roberts as Robert Gordon | Richard Mehana as Brian Dent

48 :03x12 - The Wedding Bell Blues

Jan/21/1986
The trio take on their weirdest case yet -- a wealthy, eccentric man wants them to track down a model he wants to marry, but has never met.
Guest Stars: Christian LeBlanc as James Purcell | Richard Lewis as Andy Fitzsimmons Carlton III | Paul Lambert as Tony Farnell | Al Ruscio as Monty Paradise | Molly Fontaine as Danielle | James Purcell as Bertolucci | Mark Habit as Jamie | Leeza Gibbons as Herself | Dolly Parton as Shirley Hader | Michael Barnes as Michael Jackson | George King (1) as Mr. T
Director: Michael Switzer

49 :03x13 - The Frankie Kahana Show

Feb/11/1986
Murray's girlfriend tries to set up either Nick or Cody with a music teacher she knows.
Guest Stars: Andy Bumatai as Frankie Kahana | Carl Bellini as Tommy Lemana | Jeri Gaile as Carla | Jineane Ford-Passolt as Lisa | Nathan Jung as Kona
Director: Bruce Kessler
Writer: Frank Lupo

50 :03x14 - Smiles We Left Behind (1)

Feb/25/1986
Lucy, a bride-to-be, hires the agency for help when only her cousin's luggage arrives for the ceremony.
Guest Stars: Jane Badler as Janet Ingram | Joel Brooks as Jerome Sedgewick | Rosalind Chao as Lucy | George Cheung as Danny Lee/Mal Fay | Christopher Pennock as Mark Edwards | Scott De Venney as Roger Dorkette
Director: Tony Mordente

51 :03x15 - Smiles We Left Behind (2)

Feb/25/1986
The trio meet with Parker, a man who had responded to one of the Danny Lee posters.
Guest Stars: Jane Badler as Janet Ingram | Joel Brooks as Jerome Sedgewick | Rosalind Chao as Lucy | George Cheung as Danny Lee/Mal Fay | Christopher Pennock as Mark Edwards | Scott De Venney as Roger Dorkette
Director: Tony Mordente

52 :03x16 - The Pirate And The Princess

Mar/07/1986
Cody, Nick and Murray go to Martigua for a vacation to visit Angelo, an oceanographer, who is searching for Tyson's sunken treasure.
Guest Stars: Cesar Romero as Angelo Guirilini | Christopher Neame as Klaus Gunter | Russell Todd (1) as Tony Guirilini | Warren Berlinger as Hawkins | Paul Land as Guido | Ava Lazar as Giovanna Guirilini | Christopher Cary as Captain Jack Scofield
Director: Kim Manners

53 :03x17 - Playing Hardball

Mar/14/1986
The trio are hired by Hal Potter, a sportscaster and the owner of a minor league baseball team, to investigate the use of drugs by his players.
Guest Stars: Steve Allen as Hal Potter | Nicholas Guest as Warren Newman / Jason Young | Ray Abruzzo as Eric Peters | Linda Thompson as Arlene Young | Barbi Benton as Gina Potter | Rod Stryker as Landon | Robert Hanley as Jordan Young | Henry Ford Robinson as Manager | Pete Conneau as Father | Jeff Hartman as Fan | E.J. Gordon as Boy | Jose Santana as Pedro
Director: Bob Bralver

54 :03x18 - The Play's The Thing

Mar/21/1986
Gloria Burghoff, an aspiring FBI agent, returns to the agency for help in her latest case.
Guest Stars: Robin Riker as Gloria Burghoff | Gino Conforti as Lieutenant Stupin | Bernard Fox as Professor Holcomb | Terry Kiser as Mark Rothman | David Ruprecht as Randall Pierson | Joseph Ruskin as Don Sprague

55 :03x19 - Dead Men Don't Floss

Apr/04/1986
A reporter with a crush on Nick writes an article about the Riptide Detective Agency and names Nick as the head of the agency. The article spurs an argument between the Riptide trio.
Guest Stars: Dennis Burkley as Kickstart | Danny Cooksey as Jordan Bernbaum | Stephen James (1) as Y. Pocon | Lu Leonard as Bella | Christopher McDonald as Johnny | Lee Wilkof as Harvey Putnam | Lisa L'Heureux Nelson as Lisa Dowd (as Lisa Nelson) | Peggy Walton-Walker as Amy Bernbaum | Laurie Ambert as Cindy Houser | Kit Fredericks as Unknown | Carmen Filpi as Unknown | Jeff Silverman as Unknown | Tony Montes as Mike | Bruce Tuthill as Guard
Director: Chuck Bowman

56 :03x20 - Chapel Of Glass

Apr/11/1986
Nick, Cody and Murray investigate how an unqualified chemical company won a disposal contract that led to the contamination of a local beach.
Guest Stars: Vincent Baggetta as Michael Todd | Michael David Lally as Mark Gurnow (as Michael Lally) | Cliff Emmich as Langston | R.J. Bonds as Burton Gentry | Lewis Dauber as Unknown | R.J. Adams as Steve | Gil Birmingham as Cop
Director: Bob Bralver

57 :03x21 - If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em

Apr/18/1986
Parisi has the trio work as consultants for a TV detective series.
Guest Stars: Al Pugliese as Kyle Ludwig | Annette McCarthy as Rosalind Grant | H. Richard Greene as Cary Russell | Danny Wells as Myron Bell | Thom Sharp as Jim Schneider | Tony Mordente as Director
Director: Tony Mordente

58 :03x22 - Echoes

Aug/22/1986
In the series finale, the trio are hired by a man, Warwick, to find his missing son.
Guest Stars: Lonny Chapman as Sheriff Caine | Elinor Donahue as Elaine Warwick | Erik Stern as Pitts | Linda Roy as Ellie Matthews | Chris Doyle as Nathan Warwick
Director: Perry King
Warning: Riptide (US) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 03, 1984
Ended: April 22, 1986
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