8.12 Sam Ahoy - Cheers
Episode: 8.12 Sam Ahoy
Cheers - Episode 8.12
8.12 Sam Ahoy - Cheers Episode Guide
Sam is still aiming to buy back the bar, but is still a lot short on capital. Robin is getting death threats and thus is surrounded by a mass of security guards. Sam and Robin's lives intersect when Robin, who was planning on sailing his boat, aptly named The Rebecca, in the Cape Cod Regatta that afternoon, is called off on emergency business. Sam would love to sail the boat in Robin's place since the winner's purse is $10,000. Independent of each other, Sam and Robin decide that Sam can sail The Rebecca in Robin's place. Now, all Sam needs is a crew, so he enlists the help of Carla and ex-Coast Guard employee Norm. During the race, Sam is working his butt off, but Carla and Norm concede defeat when they drop into last place early on. All three change their minds as to their priority on board when Norm discovers a bomb on board the boat. They discover the radio has been dismantled, the lifeboat no where in sight and although the life jackets are there, they can't jump overboard as the waters are shark infested. With 28 minutes left on the bomb's timer, they decide to sail as close to shore as possible and then jump if need be. They end up making it to shore just before the bomb detonates and the boat blown to smithereens. Although upset about the close call, they, but Sam in particular, are more upset about Robin's lack of sympathy for their ordeal, especially since it was his life the bombers were after. Robin does come to the bar and offers financial compensation to Sam. Sam is offended by this gesture and wants only some true compassion on Robin's part. Norm and Carla, on the other hand, want the money.
|First Air Date||October 26, 1989|