The A-Team: Lease With an Option to Die
episode number: season 4, episode 3 (1985)
viewing setting: home DVD, 2/13/07
episode synopsis: The team heads to Chicago to help B.A.'s mother, whose apartment building is under attack from street punks.
impressions: This one was okay, though there were multiple levels of bad guys, like layers on an onion. The team did a good job of organizing the residents to fight the bad guys. And the scenes between B.A. and his mom and Murdock were funny.
notable guest star: Brion James, who played all sorts of bad guys in movies and TV shows, is the second-in-command bad guy here. Della Reese is B.A.'s mother.
what the team builds in this episode: A jury-rigged fire hose, to put out a burning building..
Hannibal wisecrack highlight: Disguises himself as an old woman, confronts the main bad guy, then shoots up his office.
B.A. toughness highlight: Has to act nice in front of his mom, and pretends he's the team leader.
Murdock insanity highlight: Antagonizes B.A. in front of his mom, when he can't do anything about it.
Face scam highlight: Talks his way into some city records by flattering the old secretary.
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