Summerland (TV Series 2004–2005)

Season 1


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1PilotPilot (1 Jun. 2004)
Ava Gregory is single and works as a fashion designer. Her life changes drastically when her sister and brother-in-law are killed in an accident and she must take over raising their three children: Nikki, Bradin, and Derrick. She brings them to live with her in California and her friends Johnny, Susannah and Jay help her look after them.
7.9
2And So the Day BeginsAnd So the Day Begins (1 Jun. 2004)
Bradin learns to adapt to the change by taking up surfing. Nikki tries to take on a "mother figure" role for her brothers, being hesitant to accept Ava and the others as her new guardians. Derrick attempts to give his mother a birthday present in Heaven, after being convinced by a new friend to try an ancient Mayan ritual. Meanwhile, overwhelmed by their changing living situation, Johnny, Jay and Susannah consider moving out, nearly leaving Ava to raise the kids on her own.
7.5
3FireworksFireworks (8 Jun. 2004)
Ava falls for Kyle, a recently divorced man, but their dating life becomes complicated when she learns that he is the father of Nikki's new crush, Cameron. Meanwhile, Bradin's efforts to protect Erika from a guy, Tanner, with questionable intentions don't go as smoothly as possible.
8.0
4Into My LifeInto My Life (15 Jun. 2004)
Ava discovers marijuana in Bradin's backpack. The realty office takes up all of Johnny's time causing him to break his promise to Derrick. Nikki's blooming relationship with Cameron takes a bumpy road when its tested because Derrick needs Cameron's help with his hitting.
8.3
5The Grass Is Greener Than You ThinkThe Grass Is Greener Than You Think (22 Jun. 2004)
At the roommates' annual summer luau party, relationships are started, rekindled, and ended. Ava learns a terrible secret about why Johnny broke up with her years ago. Susanna pretends to be involved with Jay to ward off advances from her ex boyfriend, and Nikki believes she must seduce Cameron in order to keep him interested in her and away from his ex-girlfriend Amber.
8.0
6Big WavesBig Waves (29 Jun. 2004)
Jay is upset that his old knee injury is keeping him from competing in the local surfing competition but Erika has plans to get him in the event. Meanwhile, feeling overwhelmed by the disarray in the house, Ava asks Johnny and Susannah to help her organize things but no one can agree on how much structure is really needed in the house. Susannah and Ava organize a fashion shoot with a photographer who had a one night stand with Johnny.
8.1
7To Thine Self Be TrueTo Thine Self Be True (6 Jul. 2004)
When Derrick's friend finds a nude picture of Ava and takes it home with him, Ava must explain to his mother how he got it. Meanwhile, Bradin goes to Jay and Johnny for advice when he considers having sex with Sarah for the first time, but is then confused when he sees Sarah on a date with another guy the next night. Nikki's possessiveness begins to strain her relationship with Cameron. Bradin meets a girl named Callie, who has more in common with him than he thought.
8.6
8SecretsSecrets (13 Jul. 2004)
Ava becomes concerned about Bradin's relationship with his wild girlfriend Sarah after they get caught by the police jetskiing recklessly around the pier. Bradin considers breaking up with her, but finds it harder to do than he thought it would be. Erika is caught off-guard when a former boyfriend shows up, which is pretty obvious, as Nikki observes while talking to her. Meanwhile, Derrick misinterprets a friendly embrace between Susannah and Johnny on a camping trip.
7.7
9Skipping SchoolSkipping School (20 Jul. 2004)
Ava begins to think that it might be in Nikki's best interest to skip her last year of junior high and go straight to high school, but Nikki disagrees. Sarah invites Bradin to run away with her to Mexico, but he soon discovers that she's actually attempting to get out of going away to a strict boarding school. Erika's estranged mother shows up unannounced and attempts to get Erika to leave Jay and Playa Linda to come home to live with her.
7.6
10Kicking and ScreamingKicking and Screaming (27 Jul. 2004)
Erika moves in with Jay after she gets kicked out of her apartment. Elsewhere, Susannah and Ava need a backer for their clothing line to keep their business going. Johnny and Ava rekindle old feelings after chaperoning Derrick and Martha on their date.
8.3
11Life in the FishbowlLife in the Fishbowl (3 Aug. 2004)
Johnny realizes his feelings for Ava when he sees her on a date with Nikki's principal, Dr. O'Keefe. Meanwhile, Bradin considers taking his friendship with Callie to the next level, but is confused when Sarah comes back to town.
8.3
12Yummy MummyYummy Mummy (10 Aug. 2004)
Amber and Nikki are very shocked when Cameron shows up with a new girlfriend, Jordan. Bradin begins to practice with other guys on trying out for a surfing team with good members Zack and Lucas, but things get really complicated when he finds out Tanner is Lucas' brother. Also, Ava is interviewing people for the jobs of sales, marketing, etc., for her fashion line.
8.1
13On the Last Night of SummerOn the Last Night of Summer (17 Aug. 2004)
Relationships are reconsidered. Ava has doubts about getting serious with Simon because she still has feelings for Johnny. Johnny may make a choice that will take Ava away from him for good. Susannah reconsiders quitting her partnership with Ava. Jay has second thoughts about Erika moving in with him when she wants to redecorate his place. Bradin is confused by Callie's hot and cold actions. Nikki suffers when she remembers her parents death.
7.8