A Matter of Life and Death is the twelfth episode of the third season of Baywatch. It originally aired on January 4, 1993.

Guest Stars[]

  • Joseph Campanella as Al Buchannon
  • Cameron Finley as Tanner Sloan
  • Jandi Swanson as Jenny Drake
  • Anne Jeffreys as Irene Buchannon

Episode Information[]

Mitch's parents come to visit; Al, Mitch's father, wants him to take over his architectural firm; Summer must tell Jackie about her horrible nightmares that she keeps having whenever she takes part in a rescue.


  • First appearance of Anne Jeffreys as Mitch's mother Irene.
  • The opening credits now reflect the departure of Gregory Alan-Williams (Garner). This season's current cast listed in the order they appear in the opening credits: David Hasselhoff (Mitch), Nicole Eggert (Summer), David Charvet (Matt), Pamela Denise Anderson (C.J.), Jeremy Jackson (Hobie), Kelly Slater (Slade) and Alexandra Paul (Stephanie).


Season 3 (1992-1993)
Baywatch Season 3

Main Characters:
Mitch BuchannonEddie KramerShauni McClainHobie BuchannonC.J. ParkerStephanie HoldenMatt BrodySummer QuinnGarner EllerbeeJimmy Slade

Recurring Characters:
Newmie NewmanBen EdwardsJim BarnettGuido TorziniJackie QuinnKaye Morgan

River of No Return, Part IRiver of No Return, Part IITequila BayRookie of the YearPier PressureShowdown at Malibu Beach HighPoint DoomPrincess of TidesMasqueradeLifeguards Can't JumpDead of SummerA Matter of Life and DeathIsland of RomanceStrangers Among UsVacation, Part IVacation, Part IIThe TowerStakeout at Surfrider BeachShattered, Part IShattered, Part IIKicksFatal Exchange