The A-Team: Bad Day On The Border

episode number: season 2, episode 4 (1984)
viewing setting: home DVD, 5/31/05

episode synopsis: B.A. befriends a little girl who turns out to be an escapee from a human-smuggling operation between Mexico and California.

impressions: This one was a humanitarian mission, and displayed the team's benevolent side, especially B.A.'s. The plan goes wrong and they have to recover and figure out a way to win. I'll note that this time, they found tools and dynamite with absolutely no explanation given as to where, or how.

notable guest star: none that I could tell

what the team builds in this episode: an armor-plated car, dynamite frisbees

Hannibal wisecrack highlight: he talks tough to the bad guys even after being beaten and locked in a tin shed in the desert heat

B.A. toughness highlight: he pretty much beats up most of the bad guys in this episode

Murdock insanity highlight: after reading Moby Dick and quoting from it, he adopts a bug and names it Herman

Face scam highlight: provides a yacht so the team can sail to Mexico, gets three pretty ladies to make lunch later

Amy usefulness highlight: poses as a horny woman in order to help the team kidnap the main bad guy

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