The A-Team: The Grey Team
episode number: season 5, episode 12 (1986)
viewing setting: home DVD, 11/19/13
episode synopsis: Stupid teenage girl thinks her dad's selling secrets to the Russians and runs away with his briefcase; A-Team gets called in to find her before the Russians do.
impressions: This was another one that literally put me to sleep. While the idea of a bunch of nursing home geriatrics helping fight bad guys might appeal to some, it was out of place here. I guess this was a comedy episode - or the show's creators had run out of ideas. Apparently this episode might have been intended to be the last, based on the last minute or so (they made another one but it didn't wrap anything up or give any ideas about the future of the guys' lives, like this one did.)
notable guest stars: Lew Ayres is the older gentleman who the girl goes to for help.
what the team builds in this episode: Nothing.
Hannibal wisecrack highlight: Tells Stockwell off yet again, over the phone.
B.A. toughness highlight: None.
Murdock insanity highlight: Pretends to be a scientist, then flirts with the Russian scientist chick.
Face scam highlight: None.
Frankie special effects highlight: None.
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