23 January 1983
Amy Allen is a reporter who is worried when her friend another reporter went to Mexico to do a story but appears to have disappeared. She tries to use everything she can to find even the newspaper she works for to find him. But her boss who has written the guy off because he has been behaving very erratically but Amy knows that he's grieving over the loss of his wife. Her boss suspends her. Another reporter finds something at her friend's apartment which might help her find him but it's not much. She decides to go to Mexico but it's dangerous there. She decides to try and find the A Team a group of soldiers of fortune who are also fugitives from the Army. It seems like while they were in Vietnam, they robbed a bank but they claim that they were ordered to but the man who supposedly gave them the order died. So they ran and are still wanted by the man who ran the detention center where they escaped from. She finds them through a man they served with but was not with them when they robbed the bank. And they go to Mexico to find her friend. They learn that he was doing a story on a drug lord who forces people to work his drug farm. They try to rescue him but learn that they have more to deal with.
30 January 1983
A wealthy businessman hires the team to rescue his daughter from a religious cult, but after helping the girl escape, Hannibal, B.A., Face and Amy are captured and sentenced to death by the cult's fanatical leader, Martin James. The four manage to escape from their captors and hole up at a local farm, but James' minions refuse to rest until the fugitives are 'brought to justice'.
8 February 1983
When a friend of B.A.'s ends up in a prison in Strykersville, FL, the team goes in with an elaborate plan to rescue him. The warden has developed a fight program and he forces prisoners to duke it out with the loser ending up dead and the winner on the run for his life while prison guards hunt him down. Face masquerades as a prison psychiatrist to gain the warden's trust, while Hannibal, B.A. and Murdock get themselves arrested and infiltrate the fight program.
15 February 1983
A police inspector calls on the A-Team to help him end the activities of a corrupt SWAT team who are hiring themselves out as hitmen.
22 February 1983
After B.A. is seriously wounded in a firefight and has lost a lot of blood, the team decides to hole up in a little town called Bad Rock. They seek the aid of an attractive female doctor, but she calls the sheriff, who immediately arrests Hannibal and Face. Amy, meanwhile, retrieves Murdock from the V.A. hospital since he's got the same rare blood type as B.A. so the doctor can perform a transfusion. Complicating matters is a motorcycle gang that plans to destroy the town since the sheriff has imprisoned their leader. And, of course, the M.P.'s are on the way when the army discovers the A-Team has been captured.
1 March 1983
When two college girls hire the A-Team to rescue their professor who's been nabbed by the mob for a gambling system he's created that seems to work, Hannibal, B.A. and Murdock masquerade as a secret government hit squad in Las Vegas to take out mob boss Gianni Christian unless he turns the professor over to them. Complications arise after the professor's rescue when Christian ends up getting tossed from his penthouse by an overzealous underling and the Team, accused of the murder, is pursued by the mob and the cops as they try to escape.
15 March 1983
The A-Team travels to New York City to help out a group of beleaguered shopkeepers who are being extorted by a band of local thugs. Hannibal opens up a small TV repair shop and it isn't long before he gets a visit from the "insurance salesmen". B.A. follows them back to their lair, a trendy uptown bistro with a swanky owner. The team proceeds to put the pinch on them as they attempt to recover the extorted money for their clients.
22 March 1983
On their way back from Guatemala, the A-Team's plane crashes in a remote area of South Carolina and the team find themselves in a firefight with some locals who are preparing to barbecue a local government official. After running the locals off, Murdock, Face and B.A. design and build an ultralight so Howling Mad can fly the wounded man out of there. Meanwhile, the rednecks are re-grouping for another attack on the team -- and the unit is almost out of ammo!
5 April 1983
Californian watermelon farmer Joe Penhall hires the A-team to prevent his farm being the next bought cheap at bankruptcy by Chuck Easterland, whose goons stop at nothing to prevent his crop arriving at auction, to drain his ply income. So Face takes over from Joe's daughter Ellen to handle the business side as expert negotiator, Hannibal and the others drive and escort the watermelons and fight off the fiends, who even set up a roadblock.
12 April 1983
Hannibal's reckless motorbike driving at his daring escape from a sleazy monster-movie set finally gets him, Face and BA arrested by Colonel Lynch, who proudly poses for the press after locking them in an army base. However, the State Department offers them at least a day's lead to escape if they carry out an unofficial, virtually suicidal, mission to free their evil Vietnam CO General Ludlam and his daughter Kathy, a missionary, from ruthless Borneo rebel leader Rashaad. Luckily Murdock, alerted by Amy, follows to help out.
19 April 1983
The team is hired to rescue an heiress who is being forced to marry her late father's partner. The team gets her. But because the man has everyone in the county, including the police in his pocket, they're pinned down. Later the girl tells them she suspects her father's partner of killing her father and he wanted to marry her so that he could get full control of the company. She also tells them that there may be evidence in her father's office which he took over after her father's death, that he killed her father. So in order to get it and to get him to back off, Hannibal has Face marry her, which makes him half owner of the company.
3 May 1983
The A-Team is called in to help out an airline when one of their planes is hijacked by a terrorist group. Hannibal and Face masquerade as airline executives to bargain for the release of the passengers in a prisoner exchange. Meanwhile Murdock and B.A. sneak aboard the plane through the cargo hold in an effort to help neutralize the hijackers. Things get dicey though when the plane takes off unexpectedly and B.A. becomes catatonic, thanks to his fear of flying. To make matters worse, Murdock is accidentally blinded when a gun discharges in his face and it's up to Hannibal to land the jet even though he has no flying experience.
10 May 1983
When a Vietnam buddy of the team dies, they travel to his hometown for the funeral only to discover that a bullying family that runs the town won't allow anyone to attend the funeral except for his wife, Trish. While returning to town after the funeral, the A-Team van is run off the road and Hannibal and company are unceremoniously greeted by the Watkins clan. After stripping the van, the Watkins' brothers dump the team outside of town and proceed to terrorize Amy and Trish who are holed up in Trish's home. Will the team get back to town in time to stop the Watkins' reign of terror?
20 September 1983
Retired Australia soldier Griffin, who devoted his old age to setting up a diamond mine in a crackpot Southern African state, was murdered before it became profitable. His daughter Toby hires the A-team to get it running and warns they'll be attacked too by local tycoon Jonathan Fletcher's henchmen and just about everybody has been bought by Fletcher, resulting in an effective embargo. Face and Murdock masquerade as officials to scam supplies. They are all terribly exposed carrying a cargo of explosives to the mine, even after overpowering a pair of goons.
27 September 1983
Face recognizes, although incredulous, the pastry chef in his fancy favorite LA restaurant as Lin Duk Coo, the kind Viet Cong prison camp cook who kept the A team and many other near-starved POWs alive. The team is just in time to prevent him being killed as inconvenient witness by mob prince Tom Anderson, formerly POW camp rat Thomas Angel, and former camp commander general Chow. It turns out the fiends are combining forces to import and distribute Chinese heroin. Face's alias and reputation are ruined as his 'borrowed' designer apartment is wrecked as temporary HQ.
11 October 1983
Face wants to drop the good life aboard a celebrity's yacht complete with doting bikini student girls when he receives a rather cryptic letter for help from Leslie Becktall, the ex 'who got away', from Latin America. As the team doubts the story, Face must hire them. They find her in a nunnery, and realize they aren't welcome and Leslie, now sister Teresa, is allegedly unknown because the nuns are in the grip of a criminal gang whose leader is recuperating hidden inside with some goons. Those are easily overpowered, but far from alone.
18 October 1983
The young Mexican girl coyotes didn't bother to catch while herding abused illegal migrant workers over the border stumbles upon BA, who promises to find her sick mother. The modern slaves cargo is traced to Presley's 'Casuals' sweatshop, where the boss is pressed to Prince, who runs the trans-border network with a corrupt Border Guard partner. Hannibal, masquerading as Mexican, is soon caught, the others loose track for while.
25 October 1983
A young native American enlists the aid of the A-Team in saving a herd of wild mustangs which are being rounded up by a rancher named Carter who is shipping them into Mexico for slaughter despite their protected status. After agreeing to help out, Hannibal and the unit arrive in Arizona and accost Carter's henchmen. Meanwhile, the Army dispatches maverick Col. Roderick Decker to round up the A-Team in the wake of Lynch's failure. Decker turns out to be an overzealous go-getter and will stop at nothing to apprehend the fugitive soldiers-for-hire.
25 October 1983
Hannibal and Face sneak into Carter's estate looking for clues to prove that he's illegally rustling mustangs, but they're discovered and they must kidnap Carter's niece to aid their escape. Reuniting with Murdock and B.A., they stop Carter's train on it's way to Mexico with a load of horses. Now very aware that Decker is hot on their heels, they decide to stick around to make one last ditch attempt to free one more load of horses, but when Hannibal, Face and B.A. are captured by Carter's men, it's up to Murdock and his alter ego, The Range Rider, to save the day.
1 November 1983
A small cab company finds itself on the verge of extinction when the A-Team steps in and helps them with a major problem... a rival no-holds-barred cab company that will stop at nothing to control the complete territory currently shared by both companies. Cal agrees to give Hannibal and the team 10% ownership of Lone Star Taxi if they can find some way to stop Love Cabs and their shady leader, Crane, who has no reservations about fixing meters, dealing dope out of his cabs and hiring ex-cons to drive them. The team breaks into Crane's estate in an effort to shake him up, but have they truly rattled him, or did they just knock over a hornet's nest?
8 November 1983
Hiding in a country small town for Decker's MPs again, the A-team is shocked to see how local magnate Ted Jarrett's foreman Burt Cross and his henchmen terrorize and 'keep hostage' the local land laborers, practically kept in modern slavery. Face starts calling them all to a founding union chapter meeting, which the team must protect against the goons.
15 November 1983
The Mayer family seeks the A team's help when brave son Doug's hand is broken trying to stand up against Garber, whose goons terrorize the whole village's fishermen, racketeering greedily and introducing a brutal fishing technique which will ruin the marine wildlife in a few years. The team must hurry, for colonel Decker's MPs are closely on their trail.
22 November 1983
Three Vietnam vets settle in a small desert town and hope to eke out a living with a small hotel they're refurbishing. Unfortunately, a wealthy rancher named Frank Gaines will stop at nothing to force them from the land they bought since the parcel the vets are on has the only local source of spring water. The vets could be sitting on a gold mine if Gaines doesn't get his hands on it first. Of course when the vets find themselves back at the V.A. hospital after being severely beaten by Gaines' men, they meet up with Murdock who convinces them to let the A-Team lend a hand.
Season 2, Episode 11: Steel29 November 1983
Mickey Stern and his construction company have a series of misadventures when he contracts with the city to demolish an old high rise. It seems that a prominent mobster buried his partner there years earlier and doesn't want the building torn down since the evidence will be exposed. Stern hires the A-Team to help him get the project back on schedule. Things take an interesting turn, however, when Face is captured by the mobster and the team must rescue him before taking down the bad guys for good.
6 December 1983
A reporter friend of Amy's enlists the team to aid in defeating a long term incumbent small town sheriff named Dawson who is as corrupt as the day is long. Dawson and his deputies supply protection to an illegal casino and moonshine runs. Of course if anyone runs against him, Dawson finds a way to stop them...or kill them before they become a serious threat to his authority. Naturally, that won't stop the A-Team from having Face masquerade as a small town war hero returning to challenge Dawson for his seat. That is, of course, if Col. Decker and his men don't get wind of the A-Team's location first!
3 January 1984
The Golden Pagoda restaurant is owned by a good friend of the A-Team and they have helped out the Yeng's by bankrolling them, thus making them part owners of the successful eatery. Unfortunately, the Yengs have become a target for the Lung Chin, a Chinese tong that extorts protection money from area businesses. When the Lung Chin take on the A-Team, they kick over a hornet's nest, however, and things get very interesting when the team discovers that the tong is attempting to smuggle an exiled mobster back into the U.S.
3 January 1984
When a cargo plane pilot develops engine trouble over Venezuela, he safely lands only to find himself incarcerated by authorities when cocaine is discovered aboard his aircraft. The pilot's parents hire the A-Team to get to the bottom of the situation since their son is a decorated soldier who would never knowingly smuggle drugs. The team flies to Colombia where they discover the true mastermind behind the smuggling operation. The trick, however, is getting him out of Colombia since he has many friends in the Colombian government and can never be convicted there.
10 January 1984
Marla Heasley joins the recurring cast as Tawnia Baker, an investigative reporter who infiltrates a security firm on assignment. There, she discovers that the A-Team is about to be captured by Col. Decker and his men, so she clues Hannibal in. Unfortunately, her snooping has made her a target of the firm's management and they attempt to find out what other information she may have discovered about the firm's planned activities which include the upcoming assassination attempt on the life of a prominent middle eastern diplomat.
17 January 1984
Cpl. Brown asks the Team to investigate the death of her older brother, Paul, who was involved in weapons trafficking at a military base. The Team is unaware that she has alerted Col. Decker as to their whereabouts. When Hannibal catches on, he decides to fool Decker into thinking they have taken refuge at the guest house on an Army base - by making the National Guardsmen think they're being fired upon, thanks to an elaborate setup involving a stereo and a war sound effects record. Decker's men wind up destroying the guest house, only to find nobody inside (a victory marching tune tips them off) ... and the Team fast approaching the convoy in a tank!
31 January 1984
Reverend Taylor knew Face as a US military padre in Saigon, so when Charles Drew, the criminal king of Arcadia county where he now ministers, even sells his literally poisonous moonshine whiskey to local teenagers, he is quickly accepted as a client by the A-team. They even promise to use minimal violence while putting an end to his illegal booze business, which also uses the 'protection' racket - just the team's ticket in so they can put him and his goons out of action for good, and since the scum won't listen, there's a final showdown.
7 February 1984
A criminal gang, known as the Scorpions, robs the clients of a small desert casino in armored go-carts. Acting as bait, Face and Hannibal work out how it's done, with an employee 'tipping' a fatal shortcut. But they're too heavily armed to take on mere citizens, and after some research by Tawnia it becomes clear their real purpose concerns their imprisoned former leader Drsicoll, and the A-team comes up with a counter-plan.
14 February 1984
The team goes after the crooked car dealer who stole B.A.'s van.
21 February 1984
A hostage with Cupid's version of Stockholm syndrome.
28 February 1984
While the team uses a period without a job to retreat for military-style physical training, a syndicate of crime lords is so fed up with the A-team ruining their business that they pay legendary Major Douglas Kyle a fortune in advance to set up an "evil A-team" of four merciless super-mercenaries to put them out of business for good. Having done their homework, the challengers use three team-members' weak spots to take them out one by one: a girl to bate Face, a dog for Murdock, BA's daily gallon of milk. Thus Hannibal is alone, with no other clue then the dairy firm which delivered the drugged milk, and has to escape the killer-quartet before he must free the others and plan a revenge...
8 May 1984
Kale Sykes and his men are trying to bully the peaceful Society of Men away from Kellisburg because they don't agree with their way of life. Eric, a young Society member, hires The A-Team to build their meeting house, hoping the team can resolve matters without using any violence. The Team goes to work facing dangerous opposition from Sykes as well as objections from community leader Kerl Peerson.
15 May 1984
Decker learns that The A-Team is taking down cattle-rustler Russ Clayton. When he arrives at the scene the team is gone - but blood is found on the ground. The reason is Clayton attempted to shoot Hannibal but Murdock took the bullet, and the team is desperate to find medical help to save Murdock. As they strain to help Murdock, the members of the team recall his contributions to their success, such as giving B.A. his blood, leading an escape from prison, helping Face pull numerous confidence jobs, and displaying general engaging wackiness. However, with Decker on the prowl, the team must get the bullet out of Murdock's body themselves - and are forced to surrender when Murdock proves too weak to be moved.
18 September 1984
The team comes to the aid of two young girls whose hotel is being terrorized by thugs trying to force them to sell.
25 September 1984
The A-team goes to the Amazon Jungle in Peru, to rescue Tawnia's fiancé from a river pirate called "El Cajon" who scares everybody off for the shady Doyle.
25 September 1984
The team goes to the Amazon Jungle in Brazil, to rescue Tawnia's fiance from a river pirate called "El Cajon".
Season 3, Episode 4: Fire2 October 1984
Despite Col. Briggs, the Army's new head of A-team hunting, the veterans accept female Fire Chief Annie Sanders's plea to help her keep the contract for a small town's privately run fire department which Roy Kelsey wants to get at all cost for Tristar, a new, larger and better equipped company, even using violence on her firemen and arson. It takes some research, but they find out that arrested mobster Vince Rogan is behind this apparently hardly profitable scheme, and sense it has something to do with his impending trial...
Season 3, Episode 5: Timber!16 October 1984
Siblings John and Samantha Lawrence hire The A-Team to help out as lumberjacks and stand up to crooked union organizer McEwan and his men. Murdock relishes the opportunity to search for Bigfoot while B.A. bonds with Samantha's son Billy.
23 October 1984
A young girl named Jenny Olson has been kidnapped. Her father, who used to work as an accountant for mob boss Tommy Largo, hires the A-Team to find her. It soon turns out it's not Largo who's behind the kidnapping, but his rival Eddie Devane. Once the A-Team has made fools of both crime bosses, the two of them decide to team up despite their differences.
30 October 1984
Plant Foreman Rudy Garcia, who was found out about to tell the police, and his honest hard-working colleagues are tired being terrorized in their small car factory, so they hire the A-Team, and the thugs are good - barely has Face set them up as a new car part supplier, or 'thief' Hannibal is abducted and recruited, but a wire allows the team to localize the contraband warehouse, so they can check out their adversaries and mount a 'reverse frontal attack', although this involves Murdock catching BA on the wrong foot even worse then usual.
Season 3, Episode 8: The Island13 November 1984
Dr. Fallone once saved BA's life as medic in Vietnam but left the US Army to retire on a small fishery island. When it is invaded by a small army of thugs who want to abuse its sovereign status as cover for their criminal activities and treat the inhabitants as their slaves, he sends a young boy to LA where a simple ad gets him in contact with the A-team, which quickly shakes off Decker and rushes to the rescue. Without any help from Murdock's new friend, baby crocodile Wally Gator, they infiltrate and take on the better equipped, more numerous enemy, even after Hannibal seemingly blows the element of surprise.
Season 3, Episode 9: Showdown!20 November 1984
Captain Winnetka's Wild West Show is being terrorized by a trio of A-Team impostors. The real Team decides to go find out what all the bad press is about. Colonel Lynch has one last chance to catch the A-Team and is expecting them to show up. Therefore, Hannibal joins the circus in disguise as Rufus Cantrell, Murdock as Indian warrior 'Runnin Round, Face as a rodeo clown and B.A. as a shoveler. Meanwhile, Murdock is upset at not being seen as an actual member of the A-Team by the press, nor the impostors.
27 November 1984
An American company involved in the building of a huge dam to produce electricity in the Southern American republic of San Marcos pays the A-team to act as new sheriffs in Rivertown, where the construction site is but several workers and even the previous sheriffs disappeared mysteriously. Once arrived there they swear each-other in (thus freezing BA's wrath for another drugging and flight) and find the obvious subject Boyle, a poker player, who is also the suspect of missing engineer Craig Monroe's sister.
4 December 1984
The girl group 'The Bells' is being harassed by record company owner Dave Luna. The A-Team finds out by accident because Face and B.A. are coaching the lead singer's kid brother. Hannibal poses as record producer Danny Diamond and soon finds out Luna is getting orders from a bigger fish. Face has to constrain himself not to hit on any of the girls in the group while Murdock takes to hero worshiping B.A.
Season 3, Episode 12: Hot Styles11 December 1984
Just when Templeton 'Face' Peck was getting cozy with Hollywood model Rina, she's snatched before his nose by Chicago crook Johnny Turian, but does not exactly appreciate being rescued. Sneeking aboard his yacht during a party she attends, Templeton gets her to confess being Johnny's brother Tony's widow and he blackmails her to spy on fashion designer Jason Burnett so gangster Dubrio's company Revell fashions can produce pirate copies, but not what his hold over her is, so the team fakes designs by- Murdock...
Season 3, Episode 13: Breakout!18 December 1984
While BA drives to Hollywood, where Face is having a ball, Murdock's rabbits foot doesn't stop him and the black van from getting hijacked by bank-robber Logan and his mate Malcolm; just chasing them gets both A-team members arrested, and the sheriff believes they initiated the ride, so they're packed off to a work farm too, while BA's fingerprints can't fail to alert Decker. Hannibal impersonates the colonel, but is too late - inside, they see an accomplice free the crooks but handcuff both of them, forced to bring a shot guard to the hospital but they escape there. Meanwhile Hannibal rushes to the widow and small son of another Logan's accomplice who supposedly had the loot stashed away...
Season 3, Episode 14: Cup A' Joe8 January 1985
When Cactus Jack Slater, who already owns a chain with three nearby diners, adds violence putting Joe in hospital to his offers for his small town family business, his wife, daughter and friend Skeeter, a truck-driver, hire the A-team; Murdock immediately decides to rise to the occasion as- chef. When Face poses as insurances claims-adjuster for the truckload of restaurant supplies the team stole from his headquarters, Slater is awfully suspicious, especially about the plans for his new shopping center- just on Joe's spot. Fortunately he also plants a wire, which proves Hannibal is right suspecting there's a reason it must be that spot...
15 January 1985
When loan shark Jack 'the Ripper' Lane, who is too violent even for his mob extortion boss Nathan Vincent's taste, breaks Italian restaurant owner Gino Giani's fingers, he and his daughter Theresa hire the A-team, but get cold feet after threats to their entire family. So Hannibal, alias Sean O'Shea, deliberately takes a loan from Lane to start an Irish pub cum restaurant, The Naked Lady (where busboy Murdock's new vocation is that of union representative), and then doesn't even give him a seat, thus provoke him to a sniper assault, and then takes on Vincent's by own (hard-hand enforced) juke-box business...
Season 3, Episode 16: Champ!22 January 1985
Face decides to invest some of the teams funds in 60% of a boxer, Billy Marquette, but looking him up the team finds his sister Tina bend over his miserable body after Sonny Monroe's ruffians beat him up to force him to loose the fight of his life against a certain Dixie Joe so the gangster can earn enough money to finance a lucrative drug deal with a Columbian. Hannibal enjoys concocting one of his more elaborate plans. First Gabriel is taken out of the equation because of a 'hand wound' fighting BA, who thus becomes his obvious successor, managed by Hannibal, who supposedly owes gambling debts to a bookie; buying those off makes the villains pay back Face's investment with a nice profit. Then BA is trained by Murdock, supposedly now in gangster Monroe's pocket, so the stage is all set for a finale with punch...
Season 3, Episode 17: Skins29 January 1985
When Kenyan game warden Kim is shot dead by poachers after refusing to take the customary cut for turning a blind eye on 'harvesting' animals hides and elephant tusks, his sister and colleague Kamara Kaboko travels all the way to LA to enlist the A-team. On arrival Murdock makes it his mission to reacquaint BA with his 'roots' (which are probably in West -, not East Africa). They stop a poach raid, plant a wire to find the local smuggle king and order him to hand over all his stock and pay nearly half a million dollars for his past catches; when he tries to evacuate, they ambush his plain with an elephant herd, and call on the next chain in the illegal traffic, cleverly setting them up against each-other...
Season 3, Episode 18: Road Games5 February 1985
When the otherwise decent manager of a home is forced to take a run on account of his personal debts in illegal gambling, the A-team is hired to put the criminals out of business. In no time Face, who naturally takes to the flashy lifestyle as a duck to water, is set up to meet and ingratiate racketeer Johnny Royce, who soon hires him and comes to trust his new brightest boy, so they can find out all about his current operation: a long truck is converted into a casino on wheels...
12 February 1985
The A-team is hired to test the security in the royal palace of a North West African country; as they easily break it, they are put in charge of the impending, politically important wedding of the princess, but terrorists who want to continue the strife with a neighboring country are clearly tipped off from the inside. The plane crashes, just when BA was promised a revenge for having to fly again, and the princess is suspiciously uncooperative during the attempted escape on foot...
26 February 1985
Mr. Corson and his daughter Jenny run a small towing truck company in a New Mexico town. When another company resorts to violence against their trucks and even threaten them physically to force them out of business, the A-team is recruited, to Murdocks delight: a chance to adopt the chivalric code of the 'knights of the road', while Jenny is the first female in ages to seem unresponsive to Face's charm- that can't be waning, or is it? Since the Corson firm even needs the contract for towing US cars over the Mexican border just to stay viable, the thugs must be after something else- wiring their cars proves it's something they smuggle over the border, so Murdock plays live freight to the Mexican villa of a certain Zuniga, but the team looses contact...
Season 3, Episode 21: Waste 'Em!5 March 1985
Former military helicopter pilot A.J. runs a delivery service, Speedy Express, with his blind sister Lisa Perry. Garbage collection company manager Ike Hagen wants them to sell to him, and pulls all the stops to force them, including threats and violence against both vehicles and staff, so they hire the A-Team. When Face springs Murdock from the asylum, he believes his hand 'Lefty' has a vicious will of its own. Hannibal pretends to be the new owner, is swiftly abducted, hears they mainly want the building so he pretends to plan a six-store on the spot, and plants a wire. When he's sprung free, they hear Hagen is in illegal toxic waste disposal for Oxem Chemicals, underground into the city sewer system, and switch the drums with water. They get a written confession from the Oxem manager, but Hagen finds the wire and kidnaps A.J. and Lisa...
Season 3, Episode 22: Bounty2 April 1985
Two hillbilly types, Royko and Tanen, visit the VA Hospital to see Murdock. When they go to his room, Royko produces a sawed-off shotgun and blasts open the door. The two hillbillies take Murdock hostage and drive off in a pickup truck with an Indian companion. When Face hears of the kidnapping he learns that the Army has been alerted, and barely escapes when Colonel Decker arrives at the hospital. Royko, Tanen, and the Indian drive over 100 miles upstate and arrive at the house of their pappy, Darrow, a famous bounty hunter who sees Murdock as his ticket to the A-Team, the big score he's sought all his life. Darrow draws the A-Team north, but Murdock escapes and a three-way pursuit ensues between the A-Team, the bounty hunters, and Decker. Murdock finds shelter with a small-town veterinarian, Kelly Stevens, as he tries to contact the A-Team, but as the two wait, Murdock and Kelly begin falling in love, to the point that when Murdock eventually reunites with the A-Team, he has to phone Kelly to reassure her he's all right - and must lead the Team to rescue Kelly when Darrow and his boys take her hostage.
9 April 1985
When Paris-trained painter Steven "Speed" Miller disappears (actually he's beaten into hospital for refusing to work on command), his painting friend Peggy and her best friend who never used his uncles inheritance to go to an Ivy League college hire the A-Team to find him. By his style Peggy indicates as likely suspect Steffan Shawn's Beverly Hills gallery. It takes Face a jiffy to get a foot in as 'arts magazine critic'; he soon manages to plant a wire and makes the crook believe "H.M. Murdock" is the new talent he looks for- indeed he is soon seized and ordered to make perfect reproduction (Peggy does that for him) so his alarm company can switch them for the priceless real thing, notably in a villa BA of all people is set up in...
7 May 1985
The sisters Cathy and Maryanne Rodgers enlist the A-team to keep their Hi Brite Soda company, which a certain brewer Webb wants to buy by all means, presumably for the mineral water spring. Murdock decides to get the team in shape by natural produce health food. Face whips the company in commercial shape. They also sabotage the unfair competitor, and find out his intentions, which concern the whole valley, with the help of a bank- his fate is sealed...
14 May 1985
Face was falling for a foxy girl in a 'broken down' sports car lure planted by MP Colonel Decker, but fortunately Hannibal spotted her in advance, and decides they need some quiet time- by Crystal Lake. Some thieves who found the union payroll armored car empty because of a strike but still get chased -in it- by the local sheriff. While Murdock concentrates on fishing, with a dummy as partner 'to get the bad luck', Face finds himself a lovely Park Ranger- whose post is taken by the fleeing robbers and tells them the best getaway vehicle is the teams van, actually having recognized them; only the bullet proof vest he wore as fishing gear saves him when shot by the one who came with her; meanwhile she escapes and joins the team. So Hannibal gets deliberately captured to join her father at the Rangers post and the crooks' goose gets cooked according the Hannibals planning recipe, but miss Ranger confesses the MPs are also on their way...
24 September 1985
Mobster Joe Scarlett puts the squeeze on judge Mordente by kidnapping his daughter. Hannibal takes the place of Scarlett's messenger Augie to find out where the kidnappers are hiding the girl. Meanwhile, Colonel Decker has been tapping his phone line and prevents the team from completing their mission. When Scarlett's older brother Gino relocates the judge's daughter to Italy, the A-Team follows.
24 September 1985
Stuck in Italy after B.A. destroys their plane, Faceman scams their way onto the cruise ship M. S. Tropicale by posing as the ship's doctor assistant. B.A. has to pretend to be wheelchair bound Mr. Allardyce with Murdock as his nurse, while Hannibal gets a job as a pool-boy. However, the Scarlatti family is hot on their trail and boards the ship. Hannibal proposes to have a costume party on the ship, so they can move about wearing disguises.
1 October 1985
Hannibal is playing a new aquatic monster, alligator-mutation Gatorella, so Face, who schmoozes up to the dumb blond starlet Jennifer 'Jenny' O'Hannorhan, scammed a plain even Murdock doubts airworthy, just seconds before Deckers MPs shoot it down, but they get to a tiny Mexican village- where the welcome is exactly the grim, armed opposite of Face's first visit. After the star Charles Lake walks off, leaving Face to fill in after finding a contract loophole, it turns out even the sheriff is in the power of major Ramon DeJarro, an Argentinian junta butcher...
22 October 1985
The tenants of a Chicago apartment building are fed up with the harassments by a gang of goons who moved in and seem determined to drive them away, lead by the building superintendent Alvarez. One of them has broken the arm of B.A.'s mom, and she calls her son, whom she believes to lead the outfit, and the giant still jumps for her, even insisting they fly. Murdock's new thing is a yo-yo, to play the retarded son of the new tenants committee president, Hannibal playing an old woman in a wheelchair. The team make it harder for the goons and finds out the respectable firm Harrington Management is behind them as it stands among properties they already bought for a development project. Now both parties hit hard...
29 October 1985
Face was already enjoying the possibilities to spend the profits from a no-sweat $300,000 job offered by a foxy millionaire when Hannibal guesses right it must by a Decker trap, and goes collect the money dressed as a bum, but a real one gets the briefcase and the MP arms before his nose, and is even erroneously sprung by the other team-members while Smith checked out a restaurant where the bum told him to ask for a certain Wiiliam to get free food- he finds himself in the hands of a dodgy group giving him a full medical and then ordering him to dig his own grave, but escapes and tells the team they must be after homeless men's identities, which sell for a small fortune to criminals. Therefore they set up their own 'mission' to draw potential victims and the goons, run by 'reverend' Face and evangelist Murdock, which sets more in motion then they bargained for...
5 November 1985
Rockstar Rick James asks the A-team to help a friend and colleague of his, C.J. Mack, who is about to be released from Rockford State Penitentiary after ten years for dozing off in his Maserati causing a fatal accident, as he stopped communicating. They are just in time to prevent him being killed by the dressed-up prisoners and real guard Quint who want him to tell the hiding place inside for the tapes he made of their hold-ups while on work details outside. It all goes to easy, and indeed two-faced prison warden Crichton gets his man Quint out and decides to eliminate C.J.- so the team gets Rick James and several major stars, including Lionel Richie, to offer doing a rock benefit no politician dares turn down, so they can get in as crewmen...
Season 4, Episode 7: Body Slam12 November 1985
The team goes to see a wrestling win by world champion Hulk Hogan, a colleague of BA's in Vietnam, and accepts his plea to help keep open a center for street kids in Venice, LA, which the Carter crime family wants and already has the bank ready to foreclose and sell to them if the next loan payment fails. Face figures out patriarch Victor Carter's past under his original name, Kotero, and the criminal connection with the father of the center's devoted manager Dicki Gordon: a gold transport robbery, the loot of which is probably buried under the center. The Carters may send in a bunch of goons, Hulks friends are a few sizes bigger. Hannibal pretends to be a crooked FBI agent after the gold, but MP Col. Decker is also on to the team...
19 November 1985
Kid Harmon is a fine young man and talented car racer, but when his competitor Kyle Ludwig, who gets almost unlimited funds from his uncle, Chicago gangster Carl Ludwig, hears his goons can't discourage the kid and his dad, Jack Harmon, he orders them to stop both physically. Once Kid is in hospital, his young wife Dana calls his uncle John, i.e. Hannibal Smith, who brings in the A-team. Face presents himself as the smart Western Hemisphere representative of an Italian first rate formula 1 sponsor, offering Kyle to buy himself in- the $1,000,000 is actually to replace Kids car trashed car. Then they make his goons blow up his own best car, and bring in Murdock as the Italian family's philandering heir Carlo, who only utters absurd Italian phrases. However uncle Jack, a wino who nearly lost his bride to Hannibal, and is fed up with his son admiring the Colonel, has called Decker and owes up a minute too late, so it's up to Murdock alone to save the day...
Season 4, Episode 9: Mind Games26 November 1985
The Pentagon publicly announces a full pardon for Lieutenant Templeton Peck, on the false grounds he would only have been a passenger, but Face cannot resist his chance to try his charms on a world ripe for the picking; despite positive legal advice, Hannibal is convinced it must be a trap, while Murdock is eager to try his hands as the new -inferior- scam-artist 'Hunkman'. A certain Mrs. E.G. is waiting for him to sell his biography while the publicity is hot, but her firm -or is it the Firm, i.e. the CIA?- seems connected to the goons who try to kidnap the others. When they meet, some Vietnamese attack all four of them in a helicopter...
3 December 1985
The A-team is just in time, asked to protect rock singer Stevie Faith, to prevent an attack in her manager Woodie Stone's office by terrorists from North Terrania who want to prevent her donating any proceeds of an Africa benefit to the rival Central African South Terrania. They decide to hide her in a safer place incognito, so Face buys a nice suburban house, hoping to sell with a profit after some renovation. All neighbors are decent people, even the wacky, fat, macho but useless block captain Joe, except the Hells Angels types in the house across, who soon turn out to be hoods planted by drug baron Juarez. Their firm efficiency against those criminals makes Hanibal elected -without standing- new block captain, so Joe will eagerly rat on them to Stone, and then other problems also resurface...
10 December 1985
In the lunatic asylum Dr. Richter is on to Murdoch, but gets abducted by armed U.S. army men. Murdock makes the team go after their leader, dodgy colonel Mack Stoddard, who was recognized by the docs daughter and as Face discovers is a military adviser to Curaguay in South America, and even plans to overthrow the president for wanting to end the profitable civil war. There Hannibal realizes the daughter is actually a reporter, but soon she turns out to claim a different identity in every situation, such as CIA agent or Stoddards daughter; the doc is found and once refused her as a patient...
17 December 1985
Now Hannibal no longer gets horror monster parts, he's excited when Sydney, the chipmunk-dressed presenter of the TV show Uncle Buckle-Up, is looking for an actor to replace his good-for-nothing, generally drunk relative who plays Uncle's main sidekick, Ruff the Bear, who was in Sid's car when it had an accident. The team, dragged along to the zoo for bear research and to the studio for moral support and actual advice from lifelong fan Murdock, finds out that was no accident but a failed attempt, but not the last, on Sid, which has something to do with the dodgy Asian toy producer whose scandalous rubbish -the heads snap off- was enforced upon him, who has build up his great reputation by promoting everything that makes his young audience safer.
14 January 1986
Largely thanks to Face's letter frequency research, Murdock wins big at Wheel of Fortune. When Face comes spring him from the asylum, hoping to accompany him on the Hawaii trip among his prizes, he first thinks to be stood up for a girl H.M. had an eye on, but soon suspects Murdock is kidnapped, and indeed a team claims to need his help as top pilot for a CIA mission in Baraq (South America) to steal a Russian helicopter; he soon realizes their less patriotic intentions, while Face mobilizes the rest of the team searching for him...
21 January 1986
The A-team successfully organizes the defection of the Russian ballerina Katrina who wants to be reunited with her brother Sasha. She charms Face out of his clothes to sneak out and inform Soviet agent Dimitri Shasta Kovich, who they fought in Vietnam, but the team had anticipated her double game; the Russian however hires them to help prevent mad Soviet Colonel Ivan Pedavich stealing super-secret laser-satellite Abraxis which could trigger a nuclear war. So they first must break into the Soviet consulate-general, then get Katrina back and find & eliminate the KGB-trained terrorist and his satellite. They find the CIA and MP general Fulbright on their path, but should cooperate for the national good and world peace...
28 January 1986
Face was as proud as a peacock to be accepted - on a two-month trial period - at the Beverly Bay Country Club. But he's soon disappointed when it appears Murdock is treated as a full member (as his psychiatric therapists guest). And it gets worse: caddy Frank, the lover of the daughter of the snooty rich lady, he used to get in, is chased by armed men after he finds a gold bag full of money, which turns out to be counterfeit, and has something to do with highly-respected member Bob McKeever, a banker. Another member is MP general Fulbright...
11 February 1986
Face is quite proud to have negotiated as 'Peach Pear Artist management' a profitable deal, filling Chuck's country dance hall "Floor'em" and get all the profits of a show by Cowboy George. Unfortunately the scam-artist has been scammed- his own contract allows substitution and is abused to dump on him an elsewhere canceled concert by British rock star Boy George, which the redneck audience appreciates less then drought. Boy and his Culture Club are most cooperative, and Hannibal impersonates Cowboy George, so they must now try to put both on stage, while getting wind armed bank robbers have a deal with Chuck to hit the armed car of the audience's payroll- the team stops them but they get the protection of the fake sheriff Miller who tells the workers the team he jailed committed the robbery...
18 February 1986
The A-team is confused with four mercenaries (Insane Wayne, Tully, Three Finger Harry and Fat Rat) and thus hear rancher Kincaids offer to eliminate a drifter, decorated Vietnam vet captain Bill Sherman, who lives with his kid Bobby on some land which he claims and struck oil. They take the money, but join the underdogs instead, and find out Bobby is alone, he just kept it secret for Kincaid pa was killed weeks earlier. Now they scare off the real mercenaries posing as military after a nuclear radiation accident. After Shermans funeral Kincaid promises them a deal for Bobby, who turns down $100,000- the team confiscates that too, so when the mercenaries turn up at his ranch he's eager to fight...
25 February 1986
B.A. gets the team to help an old girlfriend who's husband is missing.
4 March 1986
Faceman attends a reunion of the Angel Guardians Orphanage hoping to impress the one girl he could never get, Rebecca Piper. Little does he suspect that the object of his affection is after his 10.000 dollar reward. Narowly escaping from General Fulbright, Face gets a message from an old classmate's sister involving a fake treasure map he drew 20 years earlier. It turns out Barry, whom Faceman used to scam all the time when they were young, is in trouble. Now an oceanographer, Barry has found the location of a Spanish galleon, the Santissima, which contains the fabled Phillip's Cross.
11 March 1986
The A-Team is hired by a group of old age pensioners who run a Wild West attraction known as 'Mission De La Paz'. A land developer named Ashton is trying to drive them off the land. Murdock takes on the guise Daniel Davy Bowie Boone, the Pathfinder. Meanwhile Faceman finds he has competition from resident conman Rudy.
25 March 1986
Harry 'The Hammer' Sullivan accidentally killed a man in the boxing ring in 1959 and has been on the run ever since. Now a drunk, both loan shark 'Fats' Styles and mob boss Richie Ifker are closing in on Harry and his son Jeffrey. B.A. and Hannibal, who just got Hulk Hogan a part in a Hollywood movie, decide to help Jeffery, and the Hulkster joins them. Meanwhile, Faceman and Murdock are on a double date with twins Rikki and Vikki, but after answering a call for help from Hannibal, have the misfortune of repeatedly getting in Ifker and Styles' way.
6 May 1986
Goons from Octiline Oil threaten gas station owner Zach's life unless he sells it to them, so he hires the A-Team. The car mechanics are right up B.A.'s alley, including training Zach's assistant, the giant and slow-witted Kelvin, while Murdock takes as a duck to water to old-fashioned full service. Face finds out the power behind Octiline is Detroit mob boss Sonny 'the Enforcer' Marlini. Spying on the mobsters indicates it's all about some truck loads, so they intercept those even after Sonny backed down on the gas station - it transports the possessions of Detroit mob king Sam Marlini, allegedly deceased in an accident, who looks exactly like Sonny's gardener. He's alive, and plans to receive various other Mafia barons...
13 May 1986
MP General 'Bull' Fulbright uses the needy girl-trick once too often, and is captured by the team but for once only was looking for them as a prospective client, claiming he wants them to go to Vietnam and free a POW colonel, his personal friend they presumed killed in action, who might dis-incriminate them. Once there, he sneaks away and is barely saved from a girl who tries to shoot him. He comes clean the POW was a lie, he recently learned he has a half-blood son and wants the A-Team to help bring him home. It soon turns out he was tricked too, there is no son but that girl who wanted kill to him...
26 September 1986
After having a little accident on the set of his latest monster movie, Hannibal has to spend the night in a hospital. From there he is kidnapped and brought before the mysterious retired general Hunt Stockwell, who proposes a mission to free the passengers of a high jacked plane. One passenger in particular interests them both: Captain Curtis, the one man who could prove the A-Team's innocence in the '72 Hanoi bank job. Hannibal decides to take along the young special effects man who was responsible for landing him in the hospital, 'Dishpan' Frankie Santana. As the five of them leave for Spain, Stockwell designated them the call-numbers 'Empress' 7 to 12.
3 October 1986
Betrayed by Josh Curtis, the A-Team has finally been captured and is put on trial for the murder of their commanding officer in Vietnam, Col Samuel Morrison. In court they recall exactly what happened during that fateful bank job on 27 January 1971. New evidence implies that Morrison was working with the Viet Cong and that Murdock may have discovered it. When The A-Team is asked to incriminate their favorite pilot, Hannibal makes a startling decision.
10 October 1986
The A-Team has been convicted for murder and will face a firing squad within 24 hours. Murdock escapes from the V.A. hospital in a straight jacket. He and Frankie Santana force their way aboard General Stockwell's private plane. Stockwell gives them information concerning Barier Island, where the others are being held. He also visits the Team in their cell, proposing they do a specified number of missions for him (not all of them suicidal) in return for a full, presidential pardon.
17 October 1986
General Stockwell sends the A-Team on a mission the FBI found too risky; to help Dr. Warner Strasser and his wife Marlena defect from East-Germany. The cover is a friendly exhibition game of football. Hannibal poses as Bily Bob Smith, the team owner and B.A. and Murdock round up some friends to pose as Billy Bob's team. Face learns to speak German, B.A. is on the football team and Murdock and Frankie coach. However even before they arrive, the Germans realize that Murdock's a fake.
24 October 1986
The members of the A-Team are living the good life with a bunch of bikini clad babes at their private resort in Langley, Virginia when General Stockwell arrives with his assistant Carla and Scout master Murdock. Alexander Martien, Dictator of San Marcos, has taken three U.S. citizens hostage. The Team is dropped off at San Marcos by submarine and hooks up with a group of revolutionaries. Frankie finds a love interest in the shape of a local girl, Bonita Guajevos. When Faceman is thrown into the same cell as the three hostages, they turn out to be American Inteligence Agents with Russians on their trail.
31 October 1986
Stockwell is contacted by Ivan Trigorin, aka "Brown Fox", his former partner at the CIA for nearly ten years. The Russian is looking for a top secret stealth bomber the Americans have stolen from the Soviets and starts torturing the General for information. Carla informs the A-Team they have 36 hours to find Stockwell, or the entire operation will cease to be and they will become fugitives once more. Using Frankie's cousin's mobile home as a base, all signs lead to a psychiatric hospital in L.A. So, Murdock has to act insane once more and impersonates Frank Sinatra.
7 November 1986
Faceman wants to get out of Stockwell's operation, thinking the A-Team won't receive a pardon before dying in action. He plans to make a break after rescuing reporter Sally Vogel from the mansion of mob boss Tommy "The Player" Tedesco. However, once they have done so, Sally informs them that Tommy is about to assassinate union boss Brick Peterson.
14 November 1986
On Thanksgiving, General Stockwells orders the A-Team to reunite a wanted criminal, A.J. Bancroft, with his daughter Ellen within 24 hours. In return, Bancroft will provide evidence that could bring down half the crooked politicians in Washington. Bancroft, who is terminally ill, has not seen his daughter in twenty years. However, Ellen knows all about him from the papers. But the old man has another reason to hire the A-Team specifically: he tells Murdock that Templeton Peck was born Richard Bancroft, his son.
21 November 1986
Using the call sign Empress 7, Hannibal Smith has disappeared on a solo mission for General Stockwell in Hong Kong involving a plutonium theft. Naturally The A-Team wants to go get him, but Stockwell, an expert on the region, insists on leading the mission. They soon find Alice Heath, who was working with Hannibal on the case, but no sign of the Colonel himself. Face and Murdock (Empress 8 and 9) do some investigating of their own and meet a young street peddler called Bobby.
28 November 1986
In the Australian outback, the A-Team has acquired a Crystal Skull that some believe generates bad luck. Murdock, Face and Frankie have to bail from their plane and land between two feuding Aboriginal tribes. Seeing the skull, the Toga tribe proclaims Murdock to be their 'King Murdocka'. As such, he has to choose a wife and prove his immortality. During this last ceremony, the rival Toga Toga tribe, aided by a couple of Uzi carrying 'monks', steal back the religious item. Meanwhile General Stockwell is breathing down Hannibal's neck to finish this 'simple find and retrieve' assignment.
12 December 1986
The A-Team is assigned to Monte Carlo to flush out the worlds most dangerous terrorist, known only as "The Jaguar". To Faceman's chagrin, Murdock poses as special agent Logan Ross. The main suspect is the wheelchair bound Charles Jourdan, so Murdock puts the moves on Jourdan's companion, Dominique Cordé. The Team soon finds out the Jaguar has been hired to assassinate both Ambassador Moore and Prince James.
30 December 1986
The A-Team has to find Paula Anderson, a young girl who's run away from home with her fathers briefcase containing a top secret Star Wars process report. She thinks her father Randy is about to sell this information to the Russians but does not know the documents are fake. An old acquaintance of hers, Bernie Greene, decides to hide the girl in the local old age pensioners home. Meanwhile, Murdock, posing as a professor, is kidnapped by a female SDI agent.
8 March 1987
Just back from a mission, The A-Team insists Stockwell gives them two weeks off. Murdock invites the guys to the restaurant he waits tables at, Villa Cucina in Washington D.C. Face and Frankie accept, but Hannibal and B.A. would rather watch Monday Night Football. The guys notice a trio of mobsters carrying guns. When they try to disarm them, Faceman gets shot. The crooks decide to take everyone hostage and wait until their real target, attorney general Liebster, arrives.
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