Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.
This Week: Baywatch’s “Eclipse”
The Summer 2023 Grab Bag continues with the next verse in the Ballad of John D. Cort — the Baywatch episode called “Eclipse.”
When Eddie’s new partner drowns after claiming to see a woman in a nightgown running among the surf, he begins to have the same vision. Is Eddie finally cracking? Is it a real apparition? When Captain Thorpe suspends him, Gina gets on the case and discovers there may be some truth to the phantom Eddie describes. Meanwhile, Hobie tries to hide a dog from Mitch, and Cort buys an antique diving suit that immediately ends up stolen.
Justin expects werewolves, but gets Eddie instead. William Fichtner’s part in Go once again comes up in conversation. Erik accuses the AI of always picking Adam Driver. The pair disagree on The Faculty. The ocean proves to be a horror. Justin credits Craig with a fantastic physique. He also finally encounters what Allison Pregler calls “the Death Pier.” Captain Thorpe’s descent into madness continues. Geography Corner centers on the Los Angeles-area beaches. Mitch’s culpability in regards to the dog’s fate is explored. Eddie’s petulance when Shauni shows concern is also examined. Certain apartments prove to be unreal, and Jabberjaw becomes surprisingly important.