River of No Return, Part I is the first episode of the third season of Baywatch. It was originally aired on September 14, 1992.

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Eddie and Shauni are having problems in their relationship; Mitch finds out that his prospector uncle may have found the legendary golden boot and goes to Northern California to find it where he bumps into an old friend and former lifeguard from Baywatch: C.J. Parker.



  • First appearance of C.J. Parker, Matt Brody and Summer Quinn.
  • Nicole Eggert (Summer), David Charvet (Matt), Pamela Denise Anderson (C.J.), Kelly Slater (Slade) and Alexandra Paul (Stephanie) join the cast and are added to the opening credits. However, only Eggert, Charvet and Anderson are introduced in this episode.
  • Billy Warlock (Eddie) and Erika Eleniak (Shauni) still appear in the opening credits for this two-part episode. This current cast listed in the order they appear in the opening credits: David Hasselhoff (Mitch), Billy Warlock (Eddie), Erika Eleniak (Shauni), Nicole Eggert (Summer), David Charvet (Matt), Pamela Denise Anderson (C.J.), Jeremy Jackson Hobie, Gregory Alan-Williams (Garner), Kelly Slater (Slade) and Alexandra Paul (Stephanie).
  • Former Baywatch regular Gregory-Alan Williams (Garner) rejoins the cast and is added to the opening credits.
  • This episode originally aired as a two-hour episode with the next episode. The two-part episode was later released on video as Baywatch: River of No Return.
  • Starting with this episode, the patches on the lifeguards' trunks and swimsuits had been changed to a picture of a tower behind the sun with the words "Baywatch Lifeguard" sewn on them.


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

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