The A-Team: Alive at Five

episode number: season 5, episode 7 (1986)
viewing setting: home DVD, 11/17/13

episode synopsis: Sent to retrieve an undercover journalist, the team ends up trying to stop an assassination attempt.

impressions: Blech. These new missions should be more exciting. As for the reporter, yeah, she got her story, but to do that, she basically whored herself out to a mob boss for a long period of time. In other news, Face decides to quit and walk away, but every time he tries, he ends up running into trouble.

notable guest stars: Rick Romanus is the union boss. Red West is a corrupt sheriff.

what the team builds in this episode: Nothing, though B.A. jokes about building impossible things in a pinch.

Hannibal wisecrack highlight: Ties a bad guy on the hood of the truck to allow the group to escape a roadblock.

B.A. toughness highlight: None.

Murdock insanity highlight: Thinks he's a tour guide.

Face scam highlight: Talks the fire department guys out of their truck.

Frankie special effects highlight: For the second straight episode, he grins gleefully as he detonates hidden explosives in the climactic final action scene.

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