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. Written by
The TV Archaeologist
Did You Know?
Towards the end of the series, George Peppard
and Mr. T
began going home earlier and earlier in the day, leaving most of the work to Dirk Benedict
and Dwight Schultz
. In this episode, Hannibal is missing for most of it's running time, and B.A. hardly ever appears in the same shot with the other cast members. It would seem all of his scenes were shot separately. See more
When Murdock pans the camera on Hannibal, Hannibal is lying, unmoving, facing away from the security camera. Murdock then zooms in, and the angle on Hannibal's face has changed. See more
Gen. Hunt Stockwell
We've got 15 hours and 58 minutes to find that plutonium, or it won't matter if whether Hannibal Smith is alive or dead. The only thing that will matter, is whether he died in vain.