On the anniversary of his mom’s disappearance, Taylor redeems a gift card, good for one massage at the local spa.
But there’s a lot more to the spa experience than he thought.
Why would Billie McGinn, queen of Shipwreck Bay real estate, show up at a party for the young and wild crowd?
And why would she bring a Bulgarian thug along?
When his date pairs off with another guy, Nick Katranjiev storms to the gazebo and stares at the ocean. Is he planning revenge?
Responding to a desperate cry for help, Taylor shows up at the Wonder Bar, only to be repulsed by a wall of women.
Local DJ Tasha Wolfe gets smashed out of her mind on X, comes home with Taylor, and reveals secrets.
Maggie, owner of the Wonder Bar (or is she, really?) visits the nude beach with her acolyte, Penny. But Maggie’s keeping a terrible secret from the youngster.
Nick the Bulgarian takes Taylor for a ride. Taylor is informed, none to gently, that he’d better stay out of Nick’s business.
Penny the Barista kind of likes Taylor, but she’s holding back because, well … she can’t really talk about it right now. Although you can hardly stop her from talking about everything else.
Billie’s got her on eye on trust-fund baby and drug dealer Artie Buchanan, but not for the obvious reasons.
Tasha, returning to her roots as a journalist, offers to help Taylor crack some of Shipwreck Bay’s many mysteries.
Artie was the last person to see Taylor’s mom alive. Deputy Bonnie Blanchard corners him and reviews the case. Bonnie’s suspect list has grown to ten, and Artie’s on it.
Billie lays out a plan to develop the beachfront property Taylor will inherit from his mom. But she has more in mind than she’s telling him.
Nick the Bulgarian is sorry for his rough treatment of Taylor, and offers a deal.
The deputy brings Taylor in to watch him sweat.
Taylor and his Dad get into an argument over mom’s beachfront property.
Penny’s internship with the sheriff’s department raises interesting complications.
Things aren’t going so well at Console Graphics ….
The sheriff’s deputy is focusing on Taylor as the prime suspect in his mom’s disappearance.
The news that he was a prime suspect in his mother’s murder sends Taylor searching for a trusted friend.
The Bulging Bulgarian delivers.
Taylor’s curiosity reaches its limit.
Searching for her lost and vulnerable cousin, Adora barges in.
Butchie and Artie leave town on a quest to find Marco the Ferryman.
Tasha’s tapped her sources to dig up something unpleasant from long ago and far away.
Butchie and the fellas track Marco to The City and extract a confession.
A visit to Melanie Voss, ER nurse, brings in a troubling history.
Taylor seeks refuge at his dad’s home, and at Maggie’s.
Penny sees something she wasn’t meant to see.
Taylor journeys to Poke Island to confront his nemesis.
Steffie consults the Tarot, and sees anxiety and fear.
Taylor looks into the mirror and makes a big decision.
Butchie’s had it with Taylor, and vice-versa.
Penny makes a startling discovery on the beach.
Chapter 34: The Avenger
The wounded Butchie is a new man.
Chapter 35: Confession in black and white
The elusive Marco, a key man in the disappearance of Liz Burns, confesses to detectives.
Chapter 36: Karen’s share.
Taylor’s former fiance returns from Silicon Valley, with a purpose.
Chapter 37: Tasha digs
Something about the Jeff Road murders still bugs Tasha.
Chapter 38: A really, really bad thing
Artie and Butchie hold a frank talk beachside.
Chapter 39: Rick arrives
Rick Lowe arrives in Shipwreck Bay, and now Karen’s plan is in full swing.
Chapter 40: Butchie’s suspicions
Butchie has thought it over, and pronouced Billie McGinn guilty of murder.
Chapter 41: What Penny saw
A visit to the community college opens a whole new realm of probabilities.
Chapter 42: Karen and Rick visit
The two call on Taylor and make a claim.
Chapter 43: Something evil?
Maggie wonders if Karen’s relationship with Rick has corrupted her.
Bonnie v. Billie
It’s all about the real estate.
Costa Rica or Paris?
Winter’s coming, and Paul wants to go somewhere warmer.
Nick and Adora go for a skinny-dip at the Falls, and encounter an unpleasant surprise.
Tasha’s investigation, lubricated by margaritas.
Bonnie v. Nick
The Bulgarian fella undergoes questioning.
Tasha visits Rick in jail.
A home visit
Tasha tracks down Adora.
‘I did, Artie.’
Taylor can’t keep his secret any longer.
Bonnie’s new friend
A frustrated investigator tries a new tactic.
The tough guy asks for forgiveness.
Tasha tracks down a key witness.
‘A better place’
‘My name is …’