The A-Team: Wheel of Fortune

episode number: season 4, episode 12 (1986)
viewing setting: home DVD, 10/30/13

episode synopsis: After winning big at Wheel of Fortune, Murdock is kidnapped by criminals who need his piloting skills.

impressions: This was really two plots mashed together into one episode. They could have made an entire episode about Murdock's winning ways at Wheel of Fortune, and they could have made an entire episode about him being used to pilot a helicopter for a casino heist. I'm not really sure why those had to get combined, but it gives Murdock top billing if only for one episode.

notable guest star: Pat Sajak and Vanna White appear as themselves.

what the team builds in this episode: nothing

Hannibal wisecrack highlight: Nothing really (he only appears for a minute, on some beach with beautiful twins who he stole from Face.)

B.A. toughness highlight: He watches Chicago Bears football and shoots some guns and punches some bad guys.

Murdock insanity highlight: None, but this is clearly his episode, and he acts fairly normal yet competent in time of danger, plus he meets a woman.

Face scam highlight: None, but he kind of takes charge in this one.

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