Baywatch (1989) s05e16 Episode Script

A Little Help

1 - Some people stand in the darkness afraid to step into the light some people need to help somebody when the edge of surrender's in sight don't you worry it's gonna be all right 'cause I'm always ready I won't let you out of my sight I'll be ready I'll be ready never you fear no, don't you fear I'll be ready forever and always I'm always here 'Cause I'm always ready I won't let you out of my sight I'll be ready I'll be ready never you fear no, don't you fear I'll be ready forever and always I'm always here -Hi, this is Caroline, tower one, connect me to Logan's unit please.
Unit three from kmf two-nine-five, tower one to you, over.
-Unit three.
-Hey, it's me, I got a guy out here attempting a buoy swim and I'm not sure he's gonna make it.
I'm gonna go out there just in case.
-Okay, I'll cover your water.
-All right, thanks.
Let me help you.
- No! I said I didn't need any help! I'm a lifeguard.
Take the can! Please, take the can and let me float you in on it.
Listen to me! It's all right.
Come on.
-I'm here, I've got him.
-Okay, okay.
-It's okay, let's go.
You all right? Get his neck.
-No pulse.
-One, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four, five.
Get a pocket mask! There's no time! -Caroline! -What is the matter with you? Keep going! -One, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four, five.
Okay, all right.
You're okay.
-Get away from me! -It's all right, we're only trying to help you, it's okay.
-It's your help that almost drowned me.
-Listen to me, you were struggling.
It was our job to make sure that you got back to shore safely.
If I can't make it back to shore on my own, then I don't want to make it at all.
-Well, we can give you a ride! Wait a minute! -Let him go.
-What the hell is the matter with you? Why did you try and pull me away when I was giving him mouth to mouth? -I told you to use a pocket mask! -I didn't have one, Logan, and neither did you! My god, there wasn't time! He could've died! -Caroline! He has aids.
-How do you know that? -That is Ron 'bad boy' purcell.
He won the decathlon.
He was a world class athlete and womanizer.
It was all over the press.
He lost his endorsements, his girlfriend left him, and he got suspended by the uic.
I heard he was moving here from Florida.
Caroline-- -just don't.
I love you, Mitch, I'll always love you.
Don't ever leave me, Tracy.
I won't.
-Hey, dad, why don't you come in here? You're missing a really good game.
Kiraly and steffes against sinjin Smith and stoklos.
Steffes on two.
Side aim, wide and step.
-Aw, man, sinjin just made the awesomest dig in spike.
-What's the score? -It's at match point.
Kiraly is serving.
Second attempt.
Serve to stoklos.
-Oh, yeah! Did you see that? -Yeah, sinjin's great, huh? -Actually, he just lost.
- Oh.
Sorry, pal, I missed it.
I guess I wasn't paying attention.
-No problem.
I taped it, you can watch it again.
-No, no, no, it's bedtime for you.
You got school tomorrow, pal.
-All right.
Goodnight, dad.
-What? No argument? -No, I got a big test tomorrow.
I should go to bed.
I love you, dad.
-I love you, too, pal.
Okay, Hobie from venice beach, turn your radio down, you're on next.
And our next caller is Hobie from venice beach.
What's your love problem, Hobie? -Hi.
Um-- well, it's not my problem.
I guess it is, but I'm calling about my dad.
What's going on? -Well See, my dad fell in love with this really great lady, but six months ago she died and ever since, he just hasn't gotten over it.
And you're feeling helpless? -Yeah, I mean, my dad's a lifeguard and he's used to saving people and helping everybody else.
But, now he needs help and I don't know what to do.
You sound like a very caring person, Hobie, who loves his dad a lot.
It might take awhile for him to let your love and the love of his friends help the healing process, so just hang in there.
I just thought that if he met someone great like Tracy, it'd help.
Yeah, it might.
Falling in love is a powerful force that can break our hearts and mend them.
Hobie, I'm going to take you off the air and get your address.
I wanna send you and your dad some information that might help, okay? Okay.
-Okay, ready? Here we go.
Walk and around, walk, good.
Turn out.
Turn out, that's it and in.
Good.
That's all right, look at me, look at me, look at me.
Straighten your arm.
Turn out and back.
Turn out, good, in, down.
Look at me, look at me.
Good, don't lose eye contact.
Turn out, back in, right leg up.
Good, good, good, good, good.
That's pretty good.
Good, very good, C.
J.
Up and dip, that's it, dipping around.
Up and again.
Down and up.
Real slow, slow, slow, slow, slow.
Ready, up.
-Wow, that is amazing.
I've never felt so free.
-Well, you look like a prisoner with her ankles tied together.
-Shut up, Tina.
-Go to hell, Angelo.
-Who was that? -My ex-partner.
She's just jealous, that's all.
Don't worry about her.
-Well, you guys won the championship two years in a row, I'm never gonna be as good as that.
-Don't worry about it, I'll be leading you and everybody will be watching me anyway.
Okay, okay, let's go from where we were.
Here we go.
Here.
Ready, walk, around, around.
Good, turn out, turn out, that's it, a little more, that's it.
- Oh, sorry.
- That's okay.
No, no, tower 18 is unaccessible.
There's too many drifts.
Uh I'll call you back.
What's all this? -Letters for you.
What are you talking about? I don't know any of these people.
-The radio station sent them over.
-What have you been up to? -I just called a talk show and told them how worried I was about you.
-You talked about my personal life on the radio? -All I said was what a great guy you were and how sad you've been lately.
Now all these ladies wanna cheer you up.
-Look, I know you're trying to help, pal, but none of these people can replace Tracy.
-I know that.
Don't you even want to read them? -No.
-Hi.
-Oh, hi.
-What's all this about? -They're from women who want to meet my dad.
I'm screening them for him.
-Mitch put an ad in the personals? That doesn't sound like him.
-Actually, it was a radio talk show and it wasn't him, it was me.
I called in for advice and the letters just poured in.
-Dear Mitch, I am a registered nurse who practices massage therapy.
I can ease your pain? You gotta be kidding me.
-Well, some of them are kind of lame.
-Kind of? Whoa, this is really gonna get his attention.
-What's that? -Ah! I don't think so, she's not your dad's type.
You know, I think I should help you with these.
-Yeah, I do, too, it's a good idea.
Wow.
This is it.
This is the one, I know it.
Dear Hobie, I know you're worried about your dad and with all the love that you have to give him, I know he's gonna be all right.
I made this for you to give to him, whenever I've been lost, it's always helped me to find the way, Callie.
-Wow, the picture even looks like us.
-Well, maybe it's someone who knows you.
-Let's see.
Nope, she lives in San Diego.
There's something else in here.
-Hey, let's see what she sent.
-Oh, no, I think my dad should open it.
She made it for him.
Okay.
- Hey, dad.
- Hmm? -Got something for you.
-What is it? -It's for you.
A friend of mine made it.
Go ahead, open it.
Wow, beautiful.
Check out the compass next to the clock.
-What's this for? -I guess it's to help you find your way when you're lost.
-Well, I have to thank your friend who made this.
Who is it? -Someone new, wanna meet her? -Yeah, sure.
-Great.
San Diego, the number for Callie Phillips.
-Hello? -Hi, is this Callie? -Hobie, hello, how are you? -How'd you know it was me? -I recognize your voice.
-Do we know you because the picture you drew of me and my dad looks exactly like us.
-Great, I was hoping it would.
-So, we don't know you? -That was just the image that came to me when I was listening to you talk.
How's your dad feeling? -Pretty good, he loved the present you sent him.
It was really cool.
-I hope it helps.
-So, do you ever come up to Los Angeles? -Occasionally on business.
-Oh, great, then you can meet my dad.
-That's not why I wrote you, Hobie.
-It's not? -I just wanted to send you both a big hug and let you know that it'll all be okay.
I've been there in your dad's shoes and as long as he has you, it'll be just fine.
-But, Callie, you have to meet my dad.
I wanna meet you, too, I mean, can't you just come for a visit? -I'd love to meet you and your dad-- -great, then you can meet us on the Santa Monica pier, 4:00 on Saturday, we'll be on the Ferris wheel.
-On the Ferris wheel.
4:00 Saturday.
-All right.
-And Hobie? -Yeah? -Your dad's really lucky to have a pal like you.
-Thanks, bye.
-Bye, bye.
-Pasta is ready.
-Okay, in a minute.
-What are you doing? -You'll see when I'm finished.
-Come on, what is it? Is it some sort of practical joke? -This is no joke.
-Well, then, what is it? -Well, it's called a rescue can, Caroline and it's designed to save lives.
Let's just say, I'm redesigning it.
-Well, I say that it's gonna have to wait because the pasta's gonna get cold, but I'm not.
Why did you just pull away from me? -I'm in the middle of something.
-That's not it.
You don't wanna kiss me because I gave mouth to mouth to a man with aids.
-That has nothing to do with it.
-You can't get aids from mouth to mouth contact, Logan.
-Oh, no? What if you cut his lip with your tooth? Trying to get a good seal.
-But, I didn't.
-Well, you could have.
That's why we should have pocket masks with us at all times.
We practice safe sex, we should practice safe cpr.
See you tomorrow.
-Excuse me.
What about the dinner? -I'm not hungry.
See you in the morning.
-Excuse me, you're gonna have to put that out.
There's no fire allowed on the-- on the beach.
-What are you gonna do this time? Arrest me? -Why are you burning all this stuff? -'Cause it's all it's good for.
-Is that a picture of your family? -Once upon a time.
-How can you just burn it like that? -I'm sure they burned mine a long time ago.
-I'm sorry about what happened the other day.
-Don't let it happen again.
-Don't try any more buoy swims.
-I'm a pro athlete, I've swam from here to Catalina and back.
And the day I can't make a buoy swim, I'd rather drown.
-Look, I don't pretend to understand what you're going through, but to put your life at risk to prove some sort of a point, I'm sorry, that just can't be the answer.
-What is? Hanging on until I can barely walk? -The longer you stay alive, the better the chances are that they'll find a treatment for aids.
They can even find a cure.
-Yeah, you're right, they could.
If all the doctors and the scientists, and the politicians and the drug companies will work together instead of competing to see who's going to make that big score.
Until people become more important than money, I ain't holding my breath.
Lifeguard! Lifeguard! Lifeguard! Do you got anything for a wetty rash? -Sure.
- It really hurts.
- Hold on.
You know you should wear a rash guard underneath your wetsuit.
-I know, but mine got really gnarly and I kept spitting up milk.
-What are you doing? -Aren't you going to rub it on me? -I think you've been through the rinse cycle too many times.
Put it back when you're done.
-Oh, C.
J.
, remember you've gotta get him to the pier by 4:00.
-I will.
-And make sure he wears his dress uniform.
-It's as good as done.
This is so romantic, it's like sleepless in Seattle.
You must've seen it? -A romantic movie, I don't think so.
-Hobie, what you're doing is romantic.
Women love romantic men.
Don't grow out of it.
- Dip me! - What? -I need to see if I'm gonna dip out of my dress.
-C.
J.
, I'm all sweaty here.
-So are all the men I dance with.
Now dip me.
Did anything show? -I wasn't looking.
-You have to look and tell me.
I don't want to be embarrassed in the dance contest.
-Ah! Everything's in place, okay? -Okay, good.
Okay, the contest starts at 4:00 and don't be late.
Everyone's wearing dress uniforms.
-What are you talking about? Wait, wait.
-Well, you're coming, aren't you? -Well, no, C.
J.
I wasn't planning on it.
- It's such a big day for me.
I've been rehearsing so hard.
Everyone's gonna be there.
-Let's just stop-- stop crying all right? All right, all right, all right, all right, hello? I'll be there, I'll be there, okay? -Good, wear your dress uniform.
-Just don't dip out of your dress and embarrass me.
-Wo-hoo! -Ron! Ron, don't do this! -Don't worry, I'm not planning on drowning.
-Oh, that's good because I'm not planning on letting you.
-You're not my guardian angel.
-No, I'm not.
I'm a lifeguard and I'm not gonna watch you throw your life away just because you don't have the same athletic prowess that you once did.
There's more to live for.
-Not for me.
-Hey, if you're so pissed off about the politics of aids research, why don't you get involved instead of standing around and bitching about it.
-Because I'm not up their ass and I'm not magic.
I'm the person people love to hate.
That was my reputation and whether I'm here or not is not gonna make a difference to anybody.
-Ron, that's not true.
-I'll make it.
-Hi, this is Caroline, tower one.
I've got a boat drifting in the surf line here.
It could capsize and I've got a swimmer I've gotta bring in.
All right, thanks.
Grab the can, a boat's capsized, I have to go help them.
Hold on! Hey, you okay? -Hurry up, my wife! -I got her, I got her.
All right, she's unconscious, she's unconscious.
I got you.
-Let's get them out of here! -Okay, get him.
Get him.
-I got you.
We're gonna go on three.
One, two, three! Yeah, I'll take it.
Real soon, I'm going back to hq.
-You said that whether you were here or not wouldn't make a difference to anybody.
You made the biggest difference that anybody could ever make.
You saved a life.
-So did you.
Thanks.
Will all dancers participating in the competition please have a copy of your music ready to submit to the judges.
The competition will begin in-- -i thought C.
J.
said everybody was wearing dress uniforms.
-Did she? I don't know, I wasn't there, remember? -I'm gonna use what Hobie's doing as inspiration for my dance.
-Well, then it's going to be a disaster because that's the way these things always end up.
-Well, think negative if you want to, but I happen to believe in happy endings.
-C.
J.
, Tina and I got back together.
Sorry.
I don't mind, it's about winning.
-Well, I feel sorry for you then because it should be about dancing.
-Oh, C.
J.
I'm sorry.
-Come on, dad, just a little while longer.
-Half hour of going in circles is my limit.
-Come on, five minutes.
-Sorry, pal, nature calls.
-All right, well, I'll keep riding until you get back.
-Excuse me-- excuse me.
Oh, I'm sorry there.
Wait a second.
-No, it was my fault.
-Get your stuff here.
Sorry, American airlines ticket.
Don't want to forget that, huh? -Thanks.
You're Hobie's dad, aren't you? -Yeah, yeah.
-I'm Callie.
-I'm Mitch Buchannon.
You one of Hobie's teachers? -No, I'm the friend he met through the radio.
He's told me a lot about you.
Would you excuse me just for a second? I gotta throw my son off the top of that Ferris wheel.
-You're lucky to have a son who loves you so much.
Could we go somewhere and talk? -I just wanted to dance.
-I know.
C.
J.
, everything's gonna be all right.
-You guys, Callie hasn't shown up yet and I don't know where dad is.
I think he might've left.
-After Jessie died of aids, I was angry at the world especially at the people who were trying to help me through it.
For some reason, I thought I had to hold on to the pain in order to hold on to the memory.
But that wasn't true.
-How'd you get over it? -I let love back into my life, into my work, into my heart.
There are a lot of people who love us, Mitch.
Our friends, our family.
-Yeah.
-Their love can see us through until that other kind of special love comes along again.
-Yeah.
If it ever does come again.
-I think it will.
In time if we're open to it.
-Come on, I'd like you to meet some of my family and friends.
-Love to.
-I hope he trips on her dress and bites off his tongue.
-Hi, Hobie, I'm Callie.
-Hi, it's great to finally meet you.
So, what happened? How'd you guys meet up? -We ran into each other.
We literally ran into each other on the way here.
Come on.
Callie, I'd like you to meet two very close friends of mine.
C.
J.
, Stephanie, this is Callie.
-Hi, nice to meet you.
That's a great t-shirt.
-Oh, thanks, it's a new way I'm thinking of exposing people to art.
-Wow.
-Hi, I'm C.
J.
At least somebody's having a happy ending.
-What's the matter? -C.
J.
's dance partner dumped her at the last minute.
-You're kidding me.
Oh.
-Now he's dancing with his ex-dance partner.
-Come on.
-Whoa, I don't think they planned that step.
-Concentrate, get up! Come on! -That's it! -You mean ex, ex-dance partner.
-Well, they deserve each other.
Looks like you have a friend in need, Mitch.
-Well, you still wanna enter the contest, ginger Rogers? -Well, I don't have my Fred Astaire.
-No, but you got Mitch Buchannon.
And I am your favorite dance partner, remember? Check it out! Wo-hoo! -Hi.
-Hi.
-What are you reading? -A letter from Ron.
He's gone home to be with his family.
He said he's gonna send me a photograph of all of them together.
-Good.
-So, why do you have your can with you? -I'm glad you asked.
It's my redesign.
The one I've been working on.
The pocket mask fits right in here, so it's always there if you need it.
-That's incredible.
It's a great idea, Logan, it really is.
-I figured, you know, hey, safe sex, safe cpr.
I am really sorry about the way I acted the other night.
-Me, too.
-You know, dad, I think these are my favorite times together.
Just me and you walking on the beach.
-We've been doing it for a lot of years, haven't we? -Yeah.
I hope we never stop.
-Me, too, pal.
-You know, now that I think of it, for a long time, you've been calling me pal, even though I'm your son.
Why is that? -Well, I guess it's 'cause I think of you as my best friend too.
-Wow, that's pretty cool.
So, are you gonna see Callie again? Sure, she's become a good friend, pal.
Everyone needs help from their friends now and then.
-I love you, dad.
I love you a lot.
- I love you, too, pal.
Son.