The A-Team: Judgment Day

episode number: season 4, episode 1 (1985)
viewing setting: home DVD, 1/30/07

episode synopsis: The team has to rescue a judge's daughter from Italian gangsters, which ends up taking several attempts (the last one in Italy) and then spills over onto a cruise ship.

impressions: This one was fairly involved some action in the U.S. and then suddenly they were in Europe. After the action there, they talked their way onto the cruise ship, which made for an interesting change of scenery. All in all, it was okay, but it really felt like two different episodes rather than one big one. Also, some of these bad guys were particularly murderous, and probably should have been dealt with more severely.

notable guest star: June Chadwick, who went on to play a reptile in human skin in "V", was the cruise director in this one.

what the team builds in this episode: An armmored-up RV.

Hannibal wisecrack highlight: Plays against two mob guys' jealousy over a woman, also disguises himself as one of those mobsters.

B.A. toughness highlight: Gets to fight (and beat) the gigantic Italian henchman.

Murdock insanity highlight: Tunnels his way out of the mental hospital, popping up accidentally in the middle of a hearing about his own sanity.

Face scam highlight: Talks his way onto the cruise ship, securing suites and false jobs for the entire team.

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