The A-Team: Trial By Fire

episode number: season 5, episode 2 (1986)
viewing setting: home DVD, 11/12/13

episode synopsis: The team undergoes their trial and sentencing, even as Murdock and Frankie race to find a witness who can turn it around.

impressions: Another witness who turned against the team and lied at a ciritical juncture. What use is a court system if people can lie and get away with it? There's no point asking someone to swear to tell the truth if they're a liar anyway - a liar will lie about their intention to tell the truth! Anyway, this is part two of three, and ends with the team sentenced to die by firing squad.

notable guest star: none officially, but there was a brief Al Leong sighting in the restaurant

what the team builds in this episode: Nothing.

Hannibal wisecrack highlight: After he and the others disarm the guards in court, he has them give back the weapons to prove a point.

B.A. toughness highlight: Loses his mind and goes wild in the courtroom.

Murdock insanity highlight: This is priceless: during his testimony, he tells a crazy story that involves Indians, pirate-era ships, and much more.

Face scam highlight: None.

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