The A-Team: The Crystal Skull

episode number: season 5, episode 10 (1986)
viewing setting: home DVD, 11/18/13

episode synopsis: While recovering an ancient religious artifact, the team's plane goes down, stranding Murdock and Face and Frankie on an island of cannibals.

impressions: Entertaining, with a whole bunch of factions (the team, the Australian guys trying to get the skull, the good tribe, the bad tribe, the monks/diamond-miners.) Once again, lots of gunfire and no one got makes me wonder what this series could have done if made now, with the violence more acceptable to the networks and the public.

notable guest stars: None who I recognized.

what the team builds in this episode: Nothing.

Hannibal wisecrack highlight: Hangs up the phone on General Stockwell during a threat.

B.A. toughness highlight: None.

Murdock insanity highlight: After being declared a god, he tries to act like one.

Face scam highlight: None, though he's jealous of Murdock when the natives tell him he has to meet every woman in the tribe.

Frankie special effects highlight: Cooks up something to protect Murdock from walking through the flames.

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