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Major Mike Rivers (Character)
from "Airwolf" (1987)

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"Airwolf: Blackjack (#1.1)" (1987)
[Jason walks through thick vegetation, looking for Mike Rivers, until he finds a tent]
Jason Locke: Rivers?
[Jason looks inside. Mike is lying idly, reading a book and sipping from a glass]
Jason Locke: Major Rivers.
Major Mike Rivers: Hello, Locke.
Jason Locke: I thought you were supposed to be on some sort of survival training course. Where are the others?
Major Mike Rivers: Oh, they'll catch up in two - three hours. I'd offer you a drink, but I seem to have run out of glasses.
Jason Locke: I've got a new assignment for you.
[Jason gives Mike an envelope]
Major Mike Rivers: Sorry. I'm all booked.
Jason Locke: Well, get unbooked. You've got yourself a new partner. Partner.
Major Mike Rivers: [takes the envelope] Orders? Does it say I can't finish my drink first?
[Locke looks at Mike impatiently]
Major Mike Rivers: [sips from his glass] Cheers.

[Jason and Mike watch a film of Airwolf]
Jason Locke: Airwolf's capable of Mach speeds, stealth, and whisper modes, infrared and radar jamming. Its surveillance equipment is state of the art, and its weapons are damn near unbeatable. Think you can fly her?
Major Mike Rivers: If it moves, I can fly her.
Jason Locke: It's somewhere up the West Coast. Probably isolated country. But we got to find her, and fast.

[Locke and Rivers drive to where Airwolf is hidden]
Jason Locke: Tell me something, Rivers: How is it no one's been able to solve this problem but you?
Major Mike Rivers: Well, we got a hundred possibilities from multispectral sweeps, but the key was high resolution photographs. And a bit of keen logic.
Jason Locke: I'm sorry I asked.
Major Mike Rivers: [points at the aerial photograph] See, they'd been in and out of their lair so often that I figured that their prop wash must have formed a distinct pattern on the landscape. And there it is. Turn right at the next crossroads.
Jason Locke: Unbelievable.
[they fail to notice that Airwolf is flying above the car until Rivers hears the sound of its engines]
Major Mike Rivers: Pull over!
Jason Locke: What?
Major Mike Rivers: Can't you hear it?
[Locke stops the car. They exit and look at Airwolf]
Major Mike Rivers: That your baby, partner?
Jason Locke: Damn, someone beat us to it.
Major Mike Rivers: Wouldn't I just love to lay my hands on that ship.
Jason Locke: Come on.
[they enter the car and follow Airwolf to the hideout. Airwolf lands inside. Locke and Rivers enter the cave, Locke pointing his gun. They glance at the machinery and approach Airwolf. Locke points his gun at the cockpit]
Jason Locke: All right, come out of there.
[the pilot exits]
Jason Locke: Who are you? What are you doing here?
[the pilot removes the helmet and is revealed to be Jo. Locke watches her puzzled, then lowers the gun. Jo puts the helmet inside the helicopter, closes the door and faces the two men]

Major Mike Rivers: [smiles] Well, you sure know how to make an entrance. That was you flying that thing?
Jo Santini: It was me. Who are you?
Jason Locke: Miss Santini, what the hell are you doing here? This machine is top secret.
Jo Santini: WAS top secret, Mr. Locke.
Major Mike Rivers: Santini? Dom Santini's...
Jo Santini: [shakes Mike's hand] Niece. I'm Jo.
Major Mike Rivers: I'm Mike. Mike Rivers. It's nice to meet you. You're a great flyer, you know?
Jo Santini: Thanks. She's a great machine. Want to check her out?
Major Mike Rivers: Yeah.
Jason Locke: All right, you two, hold it right there. Miss Santini, I don't know what the hell you're up to, but I'm going to have to order you to leave this area right now.
Jo Santini: [scoffs] That's not how it works. I found her first and I'm not finished with her.
[Jo turns to Mike]
Jo Santini: You any good in the air?
Jason Locke: Miss Santini, let's get one thing straight. This machine belongs to...
Jo Santini: Look, Jason, I know your people want her back. I just think we can help each other. I want to find St. John. I know he's alive.
Jason Locke: I think so, too. Trouble is, I don't know where he is.
Major Mike Rivers: [smiles] Well, don't look at me.
Jo Santini: I do. Look inside.
[Jo hands Locke the ring that was sent to Stringfellow. He examines it closely and notices letters and digits inscribed on the inside]
Jason Locke: Coordinates?
Major Mike Rivers: Well, what are we waiting for?

[Jo, Mike Rivers and Jason Locke enter Airwolf]
Major Mike Rivers: This baby is incredible!
Jo Santini: Check out the turbo thrusters.
Major Mike Rivers: [turns on the weapon systems] Sunburst decoys, missiles, chain guns... this is a flying army!
Jason Locke: Now you can see why the Company wants to get its hands back on it.
Jo Santini: Well, if we're going to do it...
Major Mike Rivers: Let's do it!
[they put on helmets. Jo turns on the engines. Locke pulls the throttle. Airwolf flies out of the hideout]
Jason Locke: Coordinates?
Jo Santini: Locked and set.
Major Mike Rivers: Going to afterburner. Hold on.
[Airwolf flies to the military camp in Burma]

[St. John flies Airwolf back to the secret hideout where Jo, Mike and Jason wait. Mike cleans a helmet]
Major Mike Rivers: Can you hear it this time, Jason?
Jason Locke: Music to my ears.
[they watch admiringly at Airwolf as it lands inside. St. John turns off the engines and exits]
St. John Hawke: There was something I had to do.
Jason Locke: We'll all have a lot to do from now on.
Jo Santini: Locke has an idea.
Major Mike Rivers: [joking] Yeah, I think it's his way of keeping me off the streets.
Jason Locke: The fact is, we got the best of everything, right here in this room. I'd like to continue what we started.
Jo Santini: But we need you, St. John, to complete the team.
Jason Locke: We keep Airwolf our secret, but we work for the Company. What do you say?
[St. John contemplates. Mike hands him the helmet. St. John takes it, smiles, and shakes their hands. Jo hugs St. John. The four companions walk away]