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Fear Is My Co-Pilot 

Sam and Diane have a harrowing near-death experience as passengers on a plane flown by one of Diane's ex-lovers.

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Jack Dalton, a daredevil of a man from Diane's days of carousing in Europe, is coming by the bar. Diane isn't overly pleased to see Jack again as he was a part of her life she'd like to forget. He is bigger than life, and wants to live it to the fullest. Ultimately Diane tells him that she is no longer the same person, is settled in her life and no longer feels the need for the dangerous life Jack leads. Jack asks for just one last night out with her, up for a spin in his plane. Diane wants nothing to do with him anymore, but finally concedes if only Sam comes along. She needs Sam for protection from the will of Jack. Up in the plane, Jack hands the controls over to Diane as pilot and Sam as co-pilot while he needs to deal with something in the back. Diane and Sam are nervous but somewhat exhilarated. They are less so when Diane finds Jack dead at the back of the plane. With their life flashing before their eyes, Sam and Diane have to decide what they will tell each other in their ... Written by Huggo

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13 March 1986 (USA)  »

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The guest character name comes from a one act comedy melodrama, "Curse You, Jack Dalton." See more »

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When Jack returns to the flight deck after pretending to be dead, he tells Sam and Diane that the airplane had been on autopilot the whole time, however anytime any control input is made by a pilot- such as climbing or descending, the autopilot will disengage. See more »

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Jack Dalton: [to Diane] My God, you look pale. You folks should have seen her frolicking in the surf in Mykonos. Her little bottom was as brown as a berry.
Carla Tortelli: The Stick running around buck naked?!
Diane Chambers: It was a semi-private beach.
Sam Malone: It used to be a semi-private bottom.
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References God Is My Co-Pilot (1945) See more »

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