"Vint accompanies three cavalry officers to the shack of a stubborn old Confederate, whom the officers suspect of holding a gold shipment stolen twenty years ago during the Civil War. Vint is surprised to find that the old man does have the gold, that his place is fortified with cannons and Gatling guns, and that the only way he'll give back the gold is if the Northern officers surrender---to him."
Mitch and Caroline rescue a Vietnamese émigré who falls off a fishing pier and gets amnesia. Mitch then investigates and tries to find the Amerasian's father, a former Vietnam veteran-now a weather beaten fisherman, to talk to the amnesia girl. Meanwhile, C.J. meets a developmentally disabled, wheelchair bound man, named Jess, who's a comedian-wannabe who wants wheelchair access to the beach and she gets Cody, now working part-time at a bicycle shop (as a result of a sprained hand), to help Jess out.
Kaye Morgan is reunited with her old boyfriend Wes Masters, a champion surfer in town wanting to finish his surfing career for good and settle down with her. But after a accident in which Wes suddenly dies, Kaye is struck with grief, as well as Wes's 10-year-old brother who's part of Kaye's sailing class. Meanwhile, Stephanie undergoes surgery for melanoma, with Tom as her doctor to persuade her to be brave and he ends up proposing marriage to her. Caroline's engagement to Logan takes a turn when Neely begins wooing him in wanting to land as a model for his swim wear designs.