Oct 2, 2020
Baywatch “Mirror, Mirror” (part 3 of 4)
And now it’s back to the B plot, where Summer has learned that her boyfriend Matt is planning to go diving in a shark cage. He says he has to do it in order to overcome his fear. He wants to do it alone, but Summer insists on going along, and to be honest, I’d let Nicole Eggert come along with me anywhere in that outfit.
Now they’re on the back of a boat way out in the water. Matt’s in a wetsuit and a salty dog type with a white beard is tossing chum in the water. Summer complains, wondering if the guy really has to do that [?], so the guy goes, “Wanna see sharks, don’tcha?” Amazingly, he doesn’t add “Arrr, matey!” to the end of that.
Soon, the shark stock footage returns. Matt straps on his scuba gear and dives down into a cage. He’s now getting buzzed by the shark footage, as well as a stiff fiberglass shark that the crew occasionally drags through the shot.
After a while, the shark bites through a rope, which somehow sends the cage drifting away. Summer tries to grab the rope to keep Matt from floating off. Naturally, she falls in the water. Matt sees this, and helpfully rips off his scuba mask to yell, “Summer!” And he’s doing this underwater, so we can’t hear him at all, making that move extra-pointless.
Summer, now moving in slow motion, tries to swim back to the boat while being menaced by more stock footage. Before she can get back to the boat, the shark grabs her, and she’s getting dragged through the water in slow motion, and eventually she gets pulled under. Fade out.
Wow! Summer just got eaten by a shark! I didn’t think Baywatch would have the balls to actually allow a regular cast member to get eaten by a shark. Well, I guess I could see them letting the fat black guy get eaten. Except, this isn’t Nicole Eggert’s final appearance on the show, so I guess she survives somehow. I can’t wait to see how they’ll resolve this crazy cliffhanger when we come back from break.