The A-Team: Season 4, Episode 4

Lease with an Option to Die (22 Oct. 1985)

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Episode cast overview:
Phillip Chadway
David Plout
Ismael 'East' Carlo ...
Alvarez (as Ismael Carlo)
Wiley Harker ...
Nicholas Perry
Hildegard Henderson
Gerry Black
Patrick Pankhurst
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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... Written by KGF Vissers

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In this episode, the A-team visits Mrs. Baracus (B.A.'s mom) in Chicago. Mrs. Baracus (played by Della Reese) calls B.A. "Scooter", a nickname which wasn't known before. See more »


Right after the electrical fire starts and the team are doing their rounds knocking on people's doors to get them out, there's a mirrored shot of Face running down a corridor knocking on room 206's door (seen by the back to front numbers and reversed hair style). See more »


Mrs. Baracus: Murdock, you are the craziest fellow I ever met. I think I want to adopt you.
Murdock: Really, maybe I could be the long-lost brother he never had.
B.A. Baracus: And maybe you can be the ghost I never had if you don't shut up.
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References The Untouchables (1959) See more »

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