When Eddie, a chronically drunk friend of Dom's, spouts off about UFO-type lights he's been seeing near his desert trailer, everyone writes him off as a crackpot until one night while taking Eddie home, Dom spots them, too. He and String investigate and discover a military compound nearby headed by a renegade general who is planning a preemptive nuclear strike against the Soviet Union. Unfortunately, while escaping, Dom is shot and it's up to Eddie to ride shotgun aboard Airwolf with String even though he doesn't believe he can do what may be asked of him. Written by
R. Bernard Ment
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String complains to Dom about Eddie being a drunk. One of the cited reasons for the series ending when it did was Jan-Michael Vincent
's alcohol and drug abuse. His substance abuse was also noted as causing constant problems on the show. See more
When they are pulling up to drop off Eddie, a news broadcast talks about the nuclear explosion and then says "In other news form Washington, your taxes are going up." As of the September 1984 air date, the amount of income to reach the maximum 50% taxation rate was $162,400, up from $109,400 in 1983. The minimums were raised for lower incomes as well. This means overall taxes were lower. Under President Reagan, the maximum rate of 50% was reduced to 38.5% in 1987. See more