Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983–1987)

Playing Possum 

When Billy is kidnapped the Agency is put on alert and Lee and Amanda have to work with a Soviet agent to try and find a bomb- and stop World War 3.


Paul Krasny


Eugenie Ross-Leming (creator), Brad Buckner (creator) | 1 more credit »


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Episode credited cast:
Kate Jackson ... Mrs. Amanda King
Bruce Boxleitner ... Lee Stetson
Beverly Garland ... Dorothy 'Dotty' West
Mel Stewart ... Billy Melrose
Martha Smith ... Francine Desmond
Greg Morton Greg Morton ... Jamie King
Paul Stout Paul Stout ... Philip King
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Colicos ... Ilya Kreschenko
Gerry Gibson Gerry Gibson ... Anatoli Ulanovsky
Milos Kirek Milos Kirek ... Yuri Valoff
Paul Mantee ... Perry Lunsford
Burt Marshall Burt Marshall ... IFF Agent
Katie Mitchell ... Debby / Svetlana
Kenneth Tigar ... Vassily Barkhov
Michael Ryan Way ... Butch (as Michael Way)


When Billy vanishes, Doc Smyth, Director of Covert Affairs informs Lee he needs to shut down the Agency. But he gives Lee two days to find him before he starts the process. Lee and Amanda try to find Billy. Along the way, they meet a Russian agent who tells them, he thinks a rogue agent is in the country and is planning something and that he might be the one who grabbed Billy. So they work together. Written by

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Lee Stetson: Where do you think you're going?
Mrs. Amanda King: I'm going with you. This is my car.
Lee Stetson: Amanda, this is too dangerous now. You just call a cab and get as far away from Washington...
Mrs. Amanda King: Now you said that bomb could go off at any moment, right?
Lee Stetson: Yes.
Mrs. Amanda King: Well, I could never make it to Vermont to be with mother and the boys and if it does go off I don't want to be sitting in a cab, alone somewhere, with the meter ticking.
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10 December 1984 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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