The A-Team: Black Day at Bad Rock

episode number: season 1, episode 5 (1983)
viewing setting: home DVD, 6/15/04

episode synopsis: B.A. is hurt, so they bring him to a doctor in a small town, but then get captured by the local police chief. This is bad because of two threats on the way: the military police (who want to capture the A-Team) and a biker gang (who want to free their leader and trash the town.)

impressions: Another good one from the early days of the show. The guys get captured, free themselves, then decide to come back and help the town (which has only two police) against the bikers. And Hannibal makes time with the pretty town doctor, who is also a Vietnam vet.

notable guest star: Ed Lauter, who's appeared in numerous Charles Bronson movies, is the town police chief.

what the team builds in this episode: an entire fake police station to fool the biker gang

Hannibal wisecrack highlight: kisses the doctor, then locks her in the closet

B.A. toughness highlight: even while bleeding out, he find the energy to complain about having a woman doctor and how it's all Face's fault

Murdock insanity highlight: pretends he's a chicken and taunts the bikers

Face scam highlight: nothing, really, though he does help fool the town police into inadvertently releasing Hannibal

Amy usefulness highlight: helps break Murdock out, later helps the town prepare for the bikers

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