We're Not Worthy
Dying to Dance
The Real Thing
#1 Pilot: Aired Saturday, September 26, 1998
A man is looking for the most extreme experience no matter what the cost. A couple tries to repair their marriage. A woman who has always felt second-best to her sister decides she wants to know everything there is to know. Ariel is a new staff member at the Island.
Nominated for a 1999 Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)
#2 Superfriends: Aired Saturday, October 3, 1998
A woman wants a new start with her best friend, a man she secretly loves. A man wants to become a superhero for his son. Cal and Harry piss off the trash man and he stops picking up the trash.
Guest starring James McDaniel, Michael Buchman Silver, Jascha Washington, Max Perlich, James MacDonald, Dawn Radenbaugh, and Alyssa Milano.
#3 We're Not Worthy: Aired Saturday, October 10, 1998
A woman wanting to be the most beautiful in the world acquires perspective from a subtly deformed man. A rich newlywed wants to read his wife's mind, and misinterprets what he learns.
Written by Rob DesHotel & Dean Batali, Directed by David Jones
Guest starring Jere Burns, Kiersten Warren, Elizabeth Rohm, Jason Blicker, Maura Vincent, Jocelyn Seagrave, Robb Derringer
#4 Dying to Dance: Aired Saturday, October 17, 1998
An author obsessed with death meets a ghost in a haunted house who gives him a new appreciation for life. A husband gives his wife a chance at her fantasy... to dance at a ball. Harry and Cal try to sail away but get shipwrecked on a desert island.
Written by Diane Frolov & Andrew Schrieder, Directed by Rick Rosenthal
Guest starring John Ales, Bill Smitrovich, Cynthia Geary & Louise Fletcher
#5 Secret Self: Aired Saturday, October 24, 1998
A know-it-all housewife wants to be a talk-show host, but doesn't appreciate it when she also becomes the guest. A nice guy wants to learn how to more cutt-throat at work to get ahead, but he learns that there is only one being in the world without a conscience at all. Ariel and Harry fight over flower arrangements.
Written by Mary A. Byrd, Directed by Stephen Cragg
Guest Starring Olivia D'abo, John Hawkes, Markus Flanagan, Georgia Emelin, Richard McGonagle
#6 Estrogen: Aired Saturday, October 31, 1998
A woman with breast cancer wants to die a hero's death in battle. A man who wants to understand women ends up morphing into a woman. He and his male married friend end up falling for the same woman, and he has to protect the woman from his lousy friend. Fisher tries to make sure Roarke gets a bad review so that Roarke will get fired and Fisher can take his job.
Written by Randall A. Anderson, Directed by Gilbert Adler
Guest Starring Liz Vassey, Christine Elise, Robert Gant, Kristin Bauer, Stan Cahill, April Grace, and Larry Drake
#7 Dreams: Aired Saturday, November 7, 1998
A stressed stockbroker wants a trip that combines business with pleasure, but accidentally falls in love with a woman who is really a dolphin. A nerdy teen wants to be more like his football-hero classmate and fit in with the cool crowd. Ariel's powers become evident when she is furious because she thinks everyone has forgotten her birthday.
Written by Vivienne Radkoff, Directed by Perry Lang
Guest Starring Bradley White, Nate Richert, Jennifer Garner, Tsai Chin, and Charles Shaughnessy
#8 Handymen: Aired Saturday, December 12, 1998
A man with an obsessive fear of germs gets his fantasy crossed with a woman's. He falls for her before finding out that in the real world, she's bound to a wheel-chair. Mr. Roarke tries to show a complaining ex-fiance of an old guest that he has to start taking responsibility for his own failures. When the man still cries that it's not his fault, Mr. Roarke turns him into a baby. Cal sexually harasses Ariel, and she gets back at him by masquerading as his fantasy woman and leading him on before turning him into a rock.
Guest Starring David Newsom, Alexandra Powers, Ken Campbell, Christine Tucci
Written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, Directed by Randy Zisk.
"Why does the room look bigger?" -Harry
"I requisitioned more space." -Cal
#9 Wishboned: Aired Saturday, December 19, 1998
A woman brings her fiance home for the holidays and wants her family to be perfect for him. A man wants to go back into his childhood fantasy life. Ariel plays the genie in the lamp, but reverses the spell on her master. Ariel brings turkeys to the island to protect them from holiday dinners, and Cal is determined to eat one.
Written by Rob DesHotels and Dean Batali, Directed by Desan Sarafian
Guest starring Kadeem Hardison, Megan Ward, Elise Neal, John Ducey, Sam Anderson, Lilli Birdsell, Ann Bronston, Paul Carafotes.
"Here's to fairy-tale endings." -Mr. Roarke
#10 Let Go: Aired Saturday, December 26, 1998
A man's (Gerry Red Wilson) fantasy to find out who stole his vintage car reveals his wife as the thief. Roarke is reunited with his daughter. (This is the episode in which Gerry Red Wilson died from meningitis during filming.)
Written by Quartz MacKenzie, Directed by Rick Wallace.
Guest starring Tushka Bergen, Gerry Red Wilson, Dina Spybey, Florence Stanley.
#11 Innocent: Aired Saturday, January 9, 1999
A criminal defense attorney wants a client who is innocent and ends up defending himself. A woman wants to be a virgin again. Cal meets himself as a child and gets a chance to start over.
Written by Ed Zuckerman, Directed by Deran Sarafian.
Guest starring Dean Cain, Daniel VonBargen, Elizabeth Lindsey, Philip Casnoff, Ian Christopher, Gabriel Mann, with Erika Eleniak. Featuring David O'Donnell and Floyd Vaughn.
"Virgins. They're only good for one thing." -Ariel
"And what's that?" -Mr. Roarke
#12 The Real Thing: Aired Saturday, January 16, 1999
A sleazy tabloid journalist (Shore) arrives intending to reveal the phenomena of the island. A man (Thomas) wants to be a boxing champion to solve his feelings of sexual inadequecy. A woman (Holly) wants to go back in time and be the one to fall in love with her best friend's boyfriend.
Written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz, Directed by Rick Wallace
Guest starring Lauren Holly, Lennox Lewis, Brian McNamara, Pauly Shore, Jay Thomas, Lisa Waltz, Laura Cyouette.
"This is fantasy island, not miracle island." -Mr. Roarke
#13 Heroes: Aired Saturday, January 23, 1999
Retired television actions heroes (Harrington and Ashton) want to relive their glory days. An unsympathetic husband (Gross) becomes pregnant.
Teleplay by Ed Zuckerman, Story by Chis Weitz and Paul Weitz, Directed by Perry Lang
Guest starring John Ashton, Anne Francis, Pat Harrington, Dwight Shultz, Stacey Travis, and Arye Gross as Jeremy Slater.