RACE AGAINST TIME, PART I - A dramatic ocean plane crash underscores a series of personal crises amongst the Baywatch lifeguards.
- Guest star Jim McMullan, becomes the second actor to play Matt's father, Aaron Brody replacing Dirk Benedict from season 3. However, McMullan is not credited in the opening or the closing credits for his appearance.
- Kelly Slater (Slade) continues to appear in the opening credits uncredited, although he is no longer a regular cast member.
- 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), Gregory Alan-Williams (Garner) and Alexandra Paul (Stephanie).
- Originally aired as a two-hour episode with the next episode.
- Gregory Alan-Williams rejoins the cast as Garner Ellerbee and is added to the opening credits.
- Screen debut of Michelle Williams.