The A-Team: Water, Water Everywhere

episode number: season 2, episode 9 (1983)
viewing setting: home DVD, 6/20/05

episode synopsis: The team helps some disabled veterans in a small town, who are being bullied by a developer who wants their land.

impressions: Good episode, but I'm getting fed up with the team letting murderers (or would-be murderers) get off easy, and having fights drawn out because they went easy on bad guys. In this case, we have disabled Vietnam veterans being threatened and beaten up by some local clown who wants their land. Why this bad guy deserves multiple chances to get away clean (or even alive) defies my comprehension.

notable guest star: Robin Riker, business neighbor to the veterans here, played the female scientist lead in Alligator.

what the team builds in this episode: A pump that draws water out of the ground and fires it through hoses.

Hannibal wisecrack highlight: He's quite funny while standing up to the bad guys the first time they meet.

B.A. toughness highlight: gets to throw each goon, in turn, out onto the street.

Murdock insanity highlight: for a short while, he talks to imaginary leprechauns.

Face scam highlight: tricks some poor guy into letting him take a water-tanker truck

Amy usefulness highlight: takes pictures of the bad guys doing arson, which are later used to threaten them to get lost

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