SHOWDOWN AT MALIBU BEACH HIGH - The love strings between Courtney (Elizabeth Berkley), Slade and Summer are pulled tight; C.J. accepts a position at Malibu Beach High; Garner tires of work.
- Guest star Elizabeth Berkley is best known for playing Jessie Spano on Saved by the Bell, a character who dated an athlete often addressed by his surname, Slater. In this episode, Berkley's character lusts after Jimmy Slade who's an athlete who is often referred to by his surname, and is played by Kelly Slater.
- Although they play high school students, Zahn McClarnon and Terri Ivens were both 25 at the time of filming, and Race Nelson was 29.
- The police captain is played by John Wesley. About a year before, he appeared in the The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episode The Mother of All Battles as Dr. Hoover, another character who gets punched in the face.
- Guest star Bill McKinney has previously appeared on the series playing a different role in the two-part 1992 season premiere River of o Return.