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      Season 1 – North Shore

      2004 Drama List
      Reviews Jason Matthews runs the Grand Waimea Hotel and Resort in this prime-time soap. Arriving to shake things up is his ex, Nicole Booth, who takes a job as the resort's director of guest relations. Resort owner Vincent Colville keeps an eye on his employees to make sure their past history doesn't affect their work. Read More Read Less

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Jun 14, 2004 Pilot Hotel owner Vincent Colville works to ensure that past relationships, unresolved feelings, and a diverse staff with individual interests do not interfere with the running of The Grand Waimea. Details Episode 2 Aired Jun 21, 2004 Tessa A down-on-her-luck guest wangles a job as a hotel maid at the Grand Waimea, then parlays it into a promotion to concierge; Nicole and Jason struggle to find a professional and personal balance. Details Episode 3 Aired Jun 28, 2004 Surprise Party Nicole is surprised and frightened when her Manhattan friends come to the islands to throw her a birthday party. Details Episode 4 Aired Jul 5, 2004 Meteor Shower Nicole's handsome, successful fiance arrives, and Jason is surprised to find that he likes the man; Tessa contends with astronomers who are in town to witness an event that only happens every 70 years; Gabriel risks his job. Details Episode 5 Aired Jul 12, 2004 My Boyfriend's Back Tessa's ex-boyfriend arrives at the hotel, determined to get her to help him run his latest scam; Jason and Vincent become suspicious of Morgan's fiance, who works for the hotel magnate eyeing the Grand Waimea for takeover. Details Episode 6 Aired Jul 19, 2004 Secret Service Celebrity guests like Dennis Rodman, Melissa Joan Hart and the vice president's daughter keep staffers jumping; Tessa helps the vice president's daughter ditch her Secret Service detail; Jason meets Nicole's fiance at a strip club. Details Episode 7 Aired Aug 2, 2004 More Nicole's father, Walter (Christopher MacDonald), pays a surprise visit to the hotel but gets a surprise himself; Jason tries to forget about Nicole by getting closer to Tess, who is working to help Walter take over the Grand Waimea. Details Episode 8 Aired Aug 9, 2004 Burned Nicole needs cheering up after leaving her fiance at the altar; Jason thinks Nicole left Morgan for him and tries to explain why he spent the night with Tessa. Details Episode 9 Aired Sep 6, 2004 Ties That Bind Jason resolves to ferret the truth about the fire at his father's surf shop; a past rivalry between Walter and Vincent leads to a startling revelation; MJ is on a mission to win Chris back, as Gabriel meets the girl of his dreams. Details Episode 10 Aired Sep 13, 2004 Vice Frankie's club opening is a great success, but police inform him that some illegal activity may jeopardize it; Nicole is caught between her father and Jason, who suspects that Walter will do anything to end their relationship. Details Episode 11 Aired Sep 20, 2004 Alexandra Alexandra Hudson arrives and announces that she is the illegitimate daughter of hotel magnate Walter Booth, and Nicole's half sister; Walter continues to threaten Vincent's ownership of the hotel and enlists Tessa's help. Details Episode 12 Aired Sep 27, 2004 Bellport Alexandra continues to try to get to know her father while helping Nicole find out more about the disappearance of her mother; Vincent's ownership of the hotel is at stake when Tessa makes a discovery about his investors. Details Episode 13 Aired Nov 4, 2004 Leverage Alexandra decides to clean house, so she fires Vincent and promotes Tessa to be Nicole's boss; Jason shows Alexandra that there is more to running a hotel than just majority ownership; Gabriel gets Erika a job at the Surf Hut. Details Episode 14 Aired Nov 11, 2004 Illusions Clayton threatens to expose MJ's secret; Alexandra resorts to blackmail; hotel politics escalate; Vincent nearly loses everything playing high-stakes poker in Hong Kong. Details Episode 15 Aired Nov 18, 2004 The Big One Alexandra sends Tessa and Jason to a black-tie charity event to represent the hotel; Gabriel is approached about sponsorship from a major surfwear company; MJ tries to make amends with Chris. Details Episode 16 Aired Dec 2, 2004 The Cook, the Waitress, the GM and his Lover Jason's slip has caused much more damage to his relationship with Nicole than he first realized; realizing he needs to get his life on track, Chris accepts the deal Alexandra offers; MJ's bracelet is collecting many online bids. Details Episode 17 Aired Dec 9, 2004 Sucker Punch Nicole tells Frankie about Jason's slip of the tongue, and Frankie's temper takes over; Jason takes extreme steps to keep his land from being bought up by Regal Hawaiian; Gabriel hits the waves in his most important competition. Details Episode 18 Aired Dec 16, 2004 Catwalk Tessa has to step in and model when a fashion designer's top model is injured; Jason tries to mend his friendship with Frankie; MJ has too much to drink at the fashion show. Details Episode 19 Aired Jan 6, 2005 Shark Frankie takes Tessa to the annual family barbecue to meet his mother; Tommy gets a bad review at the hotel, and Nicole must ask him to change the menu; Jason takes drastic measures when he learns that Vincent's drug-running days are not over. Details Episode 20 Aired Jan 13, 2005 The Ex-Games After the gang comes up with Jason's bail money, the police ask him to help them implicate Vincent, which Jason refuses to do until he learns that Vincent lied to him. Details Next
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      Previous Melanie McFarland Seattle Post-Intelligencer Yes, North Shore has the setting down. As for the script, the acting and everything else, you'll need about a gallon of rum and an assortment of mixers to put up with any of it. Mar 1, 2019 Full Review Liz Perle Common Sense Media [This is] an adult soap opera that must be sponsored by the alcoholic beverage association. 2/5 Mar 14, 2018 Full Review Next
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      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Kevin Falls, Peyton Reed, Chris Brancato, Bert Salke
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      Release Date
      Jun 14, 2004
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