The A-Team: Harder Than It Looks

episode number: season 2, episode 19 (1984)
viewing setting: home DVD, 7/15/05

episode synopsis: The team takes on a ransomed-daughter-rescue mission, but things don't go as smoothly as planned.

impressions: Great episode - the first fifteen minutes had more action (and less BS) than most entire episodes of this series...I mean fistfights, gunfights, chases, and a plot twist. Then there's plenty more action, and another plot twist at the end. To top things off, there was plenty of good humor. Well done, all.

notable guest star: Nobody that I recognized.

what the team builds in this episode: Nothing, but they steal a bunch of supplies for their own use.

Hannibal wisecrack highlight: Rather than playing dead, he takes his masked assailant's place so he can get inside the bad guys' hideout. He also punches out the irrational female hostage they're rescuing, because she won't stop screaming. He also has some choice words for the rich guy who hired them for this mission.

B.A. toughness highlight: Takes on a big goon after Face and Murdock get beaten down...then later faces him again...and yet a third time.

Murdock insanity highlight: After donning a ski mask to infiltrate the bad guys, he starts talking in a Spanish accent.

Face scam highlight: No scam this time, but he complains a lot about his punched nose.

Tawnia usefulness highlight: None - she didn't appear in this one.

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