This page lists all of the episodes aired in the first season of the NBC-TV series The A-Team, which premiered on September 23, 1983, running on the network until March 8, 1987, with a total of 98 episodes aired.
Season 1 (1983)Edit
|Title||Director||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||1||"Mexican Slayride ( )"||Rod Holcomb||Frank Lupo,||January 23, 1983||1.01|
|Newspaper reporter Amy Allen sets out to prove that The A-US Special Forcescommando unit from the Vietnam War convicted of a crime they did not commit – really exists and are working on the side of the law as mercenaries. She ends up hiring them to rescue one of her fellow reporters who has been kidnapped by Mexican outlaws. The A-Team — Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith, Lt. Templeton "The Faceman" Peck ("Face"), and Sgt. Bosco "B.A." Baracus — to Mexico in a plane piloted by their fearless but clinically insane pilot, Capt. H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock. Rated PG for violence and smoking.– an elite|
|2||2||"Mexican Slayride (Part 2)"||Rod Holcomb||Frank Lupo,
Stephen J. Cannell
|January 23, 1983||1.02|
|Part 2 of the pilot guerrillas and the gang leader they were sent to fight. In battle they are assisted by the villagers and with their help, the A-Team is able to overthrow the guerrillas, save the reporter and make their way home. Once home, Amy Allen blackmails her way onto the team.in which the A-Team have been captured by a group of|
|3||3||"Children of Jamestown"||Christian I. Nyby II||Stephen J. Cannell||January 30, 1983||1.03|
The A-Team is hired to rescue a wealthy man's daughter from a religious cult. The rescue is successful, but the team is caught by the cult. Murdock has to to rescue the rest of the team. They hide out at a nearby farm. The military police come to arrest the A-Team and instead arrest the religious cult.
Special Guest Star: John Saxon as Reverend Martin James
|4||4||"Pros and Cons"||Ron Satlof||Stephen J. Cannell||February 8, 1983||1.04|
B.A.'s friend Jase is sent to a prison, where he must fight in death matches for the amusement of the warden and several high-profile gamblers. Jase is able to escape but is captured again in front of B.A., who enlists the other members of the A-Team to help out Jase.
Special Guest Star: Meeno Peluce as Joey Tataro
|5||5||"A Small and Deadly War"||Ron Satlof||Frank Lupo||February 15, 1983||1.05|
|Police Inspector Maloney seeks the A-Team's help in bringing down a SWAT team that has been committing crimes for money.|
|6||6||"Black Day at Bad Rock"||Christian I. Nyby II||Patrick Hasburgh||February 22, 1983||1.06|
|B.A. Baracus ends up with a .50 calibre gunshot wound in the leg, and the A-Team must stop off at a small town to get him a blood transfusion. While B.A. is forced to accept a transfusion from Murdock, he and the rest of the A-Team must face off against a group of bikers that is threatening the town. Meanwhile, the military police is on the way to the team's location.|
|7||7||"The Rabbit Who Ate Las Vegas"||Bruce Kessler||Frank Lupo||March 1, 1983||1.07|
|The A-Team are called to Las Vegas to search for a missing professor who developed the perfect gambling system. The team succeeds, but they become embroiled in a mobpower play after they are framed (again) for the murder of high-ranking mobster Gianni Christian and must prove their innocence.|
|8||8||"The Out-of-Towners"||Chuck Bowman||Frank Lupo||March 15, 1983||1.08|
|The A-Team is called to New York City to stop a protection racket. They help who are being abused by a wealthy businessman.|
|9||9||"Holiday in the Hills"||Arnold Laven||Babs Greyhosky||March 22, 1983||1.09|
|The A-Team is coming back to the USA after a job in Nicaragua in a Lockheed L-10 Electra airplane "borrowed" and piloted by Murdock (with B.A. conveniently sedated) when after an engine failure they are forced to an emergency landing in the backwoods of South Carolina. There, they come across a group of men trying to burn another man at the stake. Saving the man, they must then defend their position by the plane and hope to make their way home.|
|10||10||"West Coast Turnaround"||Guy Magar||Stephen J. Cannell and Patrick Hasburgh (teleplay),
Babs Greyhosky (story)
|April 5, 1983||1.10|
The A-Team are called in to protect a small-time farmer in delivering his produce to the market. They have to fight the clock as the produce slowly starts to rot.
Special Guest Star: Stuart Whitman as Chuck Easterman.
|11||11||"One More Time"||Arnold Laven||Frank Lupo and Patrick Hasburgh (teleplay),
Babs Greyhosky (story)
|April 12, 1983||1.11|
The Military Police finally capture the A-Team but Lynch doesn't get much of a chance to gloat about it when a high ranking State Department official steps in and coerces the Team into a covert operation to rescue the team's former commanding officer, General Ludlum, who, along with his daughter, has been captured by a power hungry dictator in Borneo. B.A is especially reluctant to go, as the officer court-martialed him in Vietnam, for which B.A broke his nose.
Special Guest Star: William Lucking as Colonel Lynch
|12||12||"Till Death Do Us Part"||Guy Magar||Babs Greyhosky||April 19, 1983||1.12|
|The A-Team must rescue a reluctant bride from the hands of her would-be husband, murderer and former business partner of her late. With the team's arrival on the late side, Face becomes the target for Hannibal's newest plan: to wed the bride.|
|13||13||"The Beast from the Belly of a Boeing"||Ron Satlof||Patrick Hasburgh||May 3, 1983||1.13|
|The A-Team are called in to rescue a hijacked Boeing 747. In doing so, B.A. must overcome his fear of flying in order to rescue Hannibal and Face (in disguise), who willingly give themselves up to the hijackers in exchange for the hostages. When Murdock is blinded after a gun goes off close to his face by one of the hijackers, Hannibal must fly a plane for the first time.|
|14||14||"A Nice Place to Visit"||Bernard McEveety||Frank Lupo||May 10, 1983||1.14|
The A-Team find themselves in a small town, paying respects to a fallen comrade from the Vietnam War. While there, they discover a trio of brothers rules the town with intimidation, even so much as to warn the townspeople to stay away from the funeral. The A-Team then seek to avenge his murder and bring his killers to justice.