Crash, Part I is the first episode of the ninth season of Baywatch. It was originally aired on September 21, 1998.

Guest Stars[]

Episode Information[]

During the first week of autumn at Baywatch with Hobie gone away to college and heavy rainfall in the area, Mitch discovers that his shipboard marriage to Neely is invalid, which worsens things when Neely's ex-husband Peter suddenly shows up with no knowledge of Neely's baby or anything else making Mitch realize that Neely lied to him all this time and she has fully reverted back to her conniving and devious true self. Meanwhile, Cody decides to travel to New York City to visit the departed Lani, now a Broadway dancer, and April is on the same flight to visit a clothing designer for her fashions. All of that shatters when the place crashes shortly after takeoff off the coast of Santa Monica due to engine failure, killing the pilots and some of the passengers, leaving Cody and some survivors floating in life rafts on the surface and April trapped with three survivors of the forward section under water.



  • Guest star Jennifer Campbell replaces former Baywatch regular Gena Lee Nolin as Neely Capshaw and becomes the third actress to play the role. Jennifer had previously portrayed Jessie Majors in the third and fourth seasons of the series.
  • This season's current cast listed in the order they appear in the opening credits: David Hasselhoff (Mitch), Mitzi Kapture (Alex), David Chokachi (Cody), Kelly Packard (April), Michael Bergin (J.D.), Brooke Burns (Jessie), and Michael Newman (Newmie).
  • Guest star Ingrid Walters is credited for this episode, but only appears in "Crash" (Part 2).
  • Mitzi Kapture and Brooke Burns join the cast as Alex Ryker and Jessie Owens beginning with this episode and are added to the opening credits, although neither are not introduced in this episode.
  • Neely admits that she never went to see Peter but in "White Thunder at Glacier Bay, Part II" you see her walk up with Ashley to Peter's door step. She is presumed to of had second thoughts and ran away.


Season 9 (1998-1999)
Baywatch Season 9

Main Characters:
Mitch BuchannonHobie BuchannonCody MadisonNeely CapshawNewmie NewmanJ.D. DariusApril GiminskiAlex RykerJessie Owens

Recurring Characters:
Craig PomeroyManny GutierrezJim BarnettCrushSheryl WhalenTina

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