The A-Team: Pros and Cons
episode number: season 1, episode 3 (1983)
viewing setting: home DVD, 6/11/04
episode synopsis: B.A. gets the team to help him break a friend out of a Florida prison where the warden makes inmates fight to the death.
impressions: This one was pretty good, involving infiltration of a prison. The scene where they have to purposely try and get arrested is priceless.
notable guest star: William Smith (tough-guy actor who was Clint Eastwood's competition in Any Which Way You Can) plays B.A.'s friend in jail.
what the team builds in this episode: miniature sky balloons, using chairs, hair dryers, and trash bags
Hannibal wisecrack highlight: at the fight, takes an M60 and makes the audience sit still while they get caught on tape
B.A. toughness highlight: beats the crap out of some big convict in the yard
Murdock insanity highlight: screams for his trash bags
Face scam highlight: becomes Doctor Pepper so he can get into the prison and gather intel
Amy usefulness highlight: follows the bad guys as they head to the fight site, later enabling the others to come to the rescue
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