Synopsis by Hal Erickson
For an uncharted island, the "home" of the seven Castaways certainly has a lot of seafaring traffic. This time, a cage containing a ferocious lion has washed ashore in the lagoon. Though the others are terrified by the beast, Gilligan (Bob Denver) works up the courage to remove a thorn from the lion's paw, and as a result as gained a friend for life. Unfortunately, once a lion, always a lion--or at least that's the conclusion of the Castaways when the Skipper (Alan Hale Jr.) mysteriously vanishes without a trace!