There are 22 episodes in the
series, which ran from Sept of 1982 until June of 1983. The pilot movie
counts as two episodes. Roddy McDowell did
not appear in the pilot, but was in the rest of the series. There were two
scripts that never made into series episodes.
NOTE: Series star Steven Collins
also starred in the
WB's hit series '7th Heaven'.
1. Pilot Movie 9.22.82
Jake meets Sarah and helps
her mission to stop the Nazis, led by the evil Fritz (john hillerman
'Higgins'), from retrieving the legendary Gold Monkey.
2. Shanghaied 9.29.82
Corky is shanghaied by a
mysterious man with a hook for a hand to repair his ship. So Jake sets out
to find him while battling a nasty case of malaria. (This episode also
pieced with 'Trunk from the Past' to create a TV movie titled... 'Curse at
the Gold Monkey'.)
3. Black Pearl 10.13.82
The evil Nazis are back,
attempting to create the atom bomb. Jake Cutter is the worlds only hope to
save the day.
4. Legends Are Forever 10.20.82
Jake's old pal is back,
Grandy Dancer (William Lucking), talking Jake into helping him transport
medical supplies to Watusi tribe and locate the treasure of King Solomon's
Mines. One of the few episodes where Louie actually adventures with Jake.
5. Escape From Death Island 10.27.82
Jake and Corky are held
prisoner in a penal colony after helping a man attempt to rescue his son.
They soon discover that the prisoners are running the joint.
6. Trunk From The Past 11.3.82
Sarah first receives the
Ancient Egyptian trunk her father was murdered upon and then a visit from
her ex-fiance (Jared Martin), who's searching for the temple of Amon-Ra.
Jake seems far less afraid of becoming a victum of the Pharaohs curse than
admitting his feelings for Sarah and making a commitment.
7. Once A Tiger 11.17.82 (pre-empted on 11.10)
Jake sets out to rescue is
nemesis from his Flying Tiger days (Lance Gualt) and his important cargo.
Jake later finds himself set-up.
8. Honor Thy Brother 11.24.82
A Japanese fighter pilot
(Soon Tek Oh) seeks revenge against Jake for killing his brother during a
dog-fight over China a year earlier. And in this episode, Jake is able to
get Jack's eye back for him.
9. The Lady and the Tiger 12.8.82 (pre-empted 11.31.82)
Jake crash lands on a
Japanese held island, inhabited by Amish and a tiger. Jake also admits in
this episode that his parents weren't married and he never knew his
10. The Late Sarah White 12.22.82 (pre-empted 12.15.82)
Jake sets out to Manilla
after he's informed that Sarah has died from hepatitis while on a mission
there. Jake risks his life and saves General Mac Author, and stops a civil
war from breaking out in the Philippines just because he can feel that
11. The Sultan of Swat 1.5.83 (pre-empted 12.29.82)
Jake's boyhood idol, a Babe
Ruth type baseball player comes to the island and is framed for murdering
an island girl (Nia Pebbles) by his agent. Jake must rescue his idol
before the girls father hangs him.
12. Ape Boy 1.12.83
After an emergency landing
on a supposedly un-inhabited island, Jake and his friends discover a boy
raised by apes (Tarzan? No.)
13. God Save the Queen 1.19.83
A British Lord attempts to
steal the Royal Jewels ( not those jewels, real ones) and threatens to
blow up the luxury liner, the Queen Victoria, with the Duke of Windsor,
Jake, Corky and Jack on board.
14. High Stakes Lady 1.26.83
Jake falls for a mysterious
card shark (Shelley Smith) who gets him involved in a high stakes poker
game and international intrigue. The card shark is a German Spy.
15. Force of Habit 2.2.83
Jake's former girlfriend,
now a novice nun, tries to recover stolen vaccine meant for missionaries.
16. Cooked Goose 3.4.83
A clipper co-pilot is left
for dead and his new bride is kidnapped and the evidence points to
Princess Koji. This was the first episode to not air in the family hour
and the writers made the most of their freedom with a risqué hot tub
17. Last Chance Louie 3.11.83
Louie goes on trial for the
murder of a fellow former Legionnaire who deserted and collaborated with
the Germans during WWI. Jake and the mans daughter go to Saigon to find
information to clear Louie. The daughter turns out to be Louie's daughter
and is killed proving his innocence. (Faye Grant, Genevieve the daughter,
later became the real Mrs. Steven Collins.)
18. Naka Jima Kill 3.18.83
Sarah's college roommate,
Whitney Bunting (Kim Cattral of Sex in the City), a newsreel reporter,
arrives to get an interview with Japanese Defense Minister, the recent
subject of an assassination attempt. Unfortunately, she go to any length,
including putting everybody's lives in danger, to get the job done.
19. Boragora or Bust 3.25.83
Jake's friend, an old
prospector, discovers a platinum mine and within days Boragora is crawling
with would-be miners and a charming, yet devious American businessman.
There is a great motorcycle jump in this episode.
20. A Distant Shout of Thunder 4.8.83
All sorts of mayhem occur
when Sarah inadvertently takes a statue of the 'Fire God', Pele. The angry
natives try to sacrifice Sarah, not by throwing her into the volcano, but
by drugging her and politely asking her to jump. Then Jake saves her from
this bunch by reciting poetry.
21. Mourning Becomes Matuka 6.1.83
Someone's trying to kill
Princess Koji during her birthday celebration. So she blackmails Jake into
acting as her bodyguard, by threatening to reveal that Sarah is actually a
Two un-produced script titles...
1. Lady From a Colder Clime:
2. Visions From the Past: