Season 2 started airing in September of 1983 and ran until May of 1984. The internal chronology of the season is uncertain; many of the events of the first season took place in 1977-78, and all that's known about this season is that many of its episodes took place in the eighties.
The A-Team continued to be based in Los Angeles. Colonel Lynch was no longer chasing them, but Colonel Decker took over the pursuit. Amy Allen left.
Opening credits Edit
Version 1 was Melinda Culea's final season.
- Hannibal launches the cannon at a pursuing jeep in Season 1's Mexican Slayride.
- The helicopter chase from the Season 1 episode Till Death Do Us Part.
- Hannibal was dressed as The Aquamaniac, temping Colonel Lynch in Season 1's Mexican Slayride.
- Hannibal disguised as an old lady in Season 1's One More Time.
- Hannibal disguised as a hippy doctor in Season 1's West Coast Turnaround.
- Hannibal prepares to jump from the helicopter in Season 1's Mexican Slayride.
- Face in taxi going through a car wash in Season 1's Till Death Do Us Part.
- Face in the back of the A-Team van in Season 1's A Small and Deadly War.
- Face posing as Dr. Pepper in Warden Beale's office in Season 1's Pros and Cons.
- Another shot of Face, taken from Season 1's A Small and Deadly War.
- Amy smiling in Season 2's The Only Church in Town.
- Amy laughing in the back of the A-Team van in the final act of Season 1's One More Time.
- Amy at the wedding reception in Season 1's Till Death Do Us Part.
- Amy in the disused warehouse, in Season 1's The Beast from the Belly of a Boeing.
- Murdock in the catering truck, coughing after eating shaving cream, in Season 1's Till Death Do Us Part.
- Murdock singing in the make shift aircraft in Season 1's Holiday in the Hills.
- Murdock reveals himself as the bride in Season 1's Till Death Do Us Part.
- Murdock emerges from the wrecked car, hat on sideways, and head crooked, in Season 1's West Coast Turnaround.
- B.A. makes his memorable entrance, as he bursts into the Mexican bar in Season 1's Mexican Slayride.
- B.A. holds up his fist, but breaks into a smile, at the end of Season 1's Black Day at Bad Rock.
- The classic B.A. shot, as he turns around to see what Hannibal is doing in Season 1's Mexican Slayride.
- The car (driven by Hannibal, B.A., and Murdock) crashes into the front of the sheriff's office in Season 1's Pros and Cons.
- The helicopter (piloted by Murdock) forces the mobsters' car off the road in Season 1's The Rabbit Who Ate Las Vegas.
- A jeep flips over, as Hannibal throws a grenade in Season 1's Mexican Slayride.
Version 2 Edit
- Version 2 of the Season 2 opening credits removed shots of the departed Melinda Culea, and replaced them with more shots of the rest of the team. Here are some scenes:
- Face saying goodbye to Sister Teresa at the end of Season 2's The Only Church in Town.
- A cylon walking past cases Face to double take in Season 2's Steel.
- Murdock in the guise of Captain Cab, as he talks to Socki, but breaks into safe, in Season 2's The Taxicab Wars.
- After throwing an opponent over the bar, B.A. turns around to give an angry glare, in Season 2's Water, Water Everywhere.
|Title||Director||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|15||1||"Diamonds 'n Dust"||Ron Satlof||Patrick Hasburgh||September 20, 1983||2.01|
|The daughter of a murdered mine owner hires the A-Team to help her with her inherited diamond mine in South Africa. In order to get the mine up and running, the A-Team must transport dynamite to it, but they are opposed by a ruthless businessman and his henchmen.|
|16||2||"Recipe for Heavy Bread"||Bernard McEveety||Stephen J. Cannell||September 23, 1983||2.02|
When the A-Team come across an old Vietnamese cook that they recognize as the man that helped them survive captivity in a POW camp during the war, they must help him against the camp’s brutal commander who now seeks revenge for their escape. They also discover that a US traitor in the POW camp is now the general's partner in a heroin smuggling operation.
Special Guest Star: Mako as Lin Duk Coo
|17||3||"The Only Church in Town"||Christian I. Nyby II||Babs Greyhosky||October 11, 1983||2.03|
Face receives his old fraternity pin in the mail, to him a sign that an old girlfriend of his is in trouble. Unable to convince the others to help him, Face must hire the A-Team to track the woman down to Ecuador, where she has become a nun. His fears turn out to be justified when they learn she and the rest of the convent are being held prisoner by a group of wanted bandits.
Special Guest Star: Markie Post as Leslie Bektall
|18||4||"Bad Time on the Border"||Bruce Kessler||Richard Christian Matheson,
Thomas E. Szollosi
|October 18, 1983||2.04|
|A young girl appears at B.A.'s youth center and he discovers that she has escaped from a group of people smugglers who are holding her illand others captive before transporting them into America as slave labor in a clothing sweatshop. The A-Team go to the rescue, but when Hannibal goes undercover and is captured, the others must race to save both him and the girl’s mother.|
|19||5||"When You Comin' Back, Range Rider? (Part I)"||Christian I. Nyby II||Frank Lupo||October 25, 1983||2.05|
A new Military Police pursuer is introduced in the form of Col. Roderick Decker (Lance LeGault in his first appearance in the role), and he will stop at nothing to apprehend the A-Team. Meanwhile, the team is hired by a native American from the Midwest to protect a herd of wild from being slaughtered.
Special Guest Star: Morgan Woodward as Bus Carter
|20||6||"When You Comin' Back, Range Rider? (Part II)"||Christian I. Nyby II||Frank Lupo||October 25, 1983||2.06|
With Decker hot on their heels, the A-Team must try to find of evidence of the mustangs’ illegal rustling as quickly as possible, before they are captured themselves. With enemies coming from two sides, it is ultimately up to Murdock to save his friends.
|21||7||"The Taxicab Wars"||Gilbert M. Shilton||Stephen J. Cannell||November 1, 1983||2.07|
|A small cab company is faced with an overzealous competing business that will stop at nothing to see their opposition destroyed. The A-Team is hired by the company and become involved with a war between cab companies on the streets of Los Angeles.|
|22||8||"Labor Pains"||Arnold Laven||Richard Christian Matheson,
Thomas E. Szollosi
|November 8, 1983||2.08|
Narrowly escaping Decker once more, the A-Team hide in a small town, only to find that a group of itinerant workers are being exploited by a malignant landowner. The A-Team step in to help, and encourage the workers to form a union.
Special Guest Star: John Vernon as Ted Jarrett
|23||9||"There's Always a Catch"||Ron Satlof||Richard Christian Matheson,
Thomas E. Szollosi
|November 22, 1983||2.09|
|Hotly pursued by Decker, the team seek medical help for B.A. in the hospital of a fishing town. While there they meet a family who tell them of a man extorting the fishermen of the town and causing depletion of the lobster beds. The team decide to help the town out, but need to go to great lengths to avoid the clutches of Decker.|
|24||10||"Water, Water Everywhere"||Sidney Hayers||Jo Swerling, Jr. and Sidney Ellis (teleplay),
Sidney Ellis (story)
|November 29, 1983||2.10|
|Three partially disabled Vietnam War veterans (one played by Jim Knaub) attempt to establish a in a small desert town. Their property impacts access to a bore for a wealthy local rancher who tries to run them out of town. The trio tell Murdock of their plight at the VA Hospital, and the A-Team volunteer their services to come to their aid.athlete|
|25||11||"Steel"||Gilbert M. Shilton||Frank Lupo||December 6, 1983||2.11|
The A-Team are hired by a construction company who become involved in a turf battle with a larger opposition company over the demolition of an old high-rise building. Things become far more serious when they realise the opposition are backed by a big-time mobster who buried his partner in theyears before.
|26||12||"The White Ballot"||Dennis Donnelly||Jeff Ray||December 13, 1983||2.12|
A journalist friend of Amy tells her of a corrupt sheriff in his small hometown who has threatened him about reporting on the town's problems. The A-Team agree to intervene and Face poses as alocal war hero in order to run for sheriff in an upcoming election. Things get more complex when Decker sees Face's photograph on the wire and comes in pursuit. This was the last appearance of Amy.
|27||13||"The Maltese Cow"||Dennis Donnelly||Richard Christian Matheson,
Thomas E. Szollosi
|January 3, 1984||2.13|
|A Chinese tong looking to expand their business in LA try to raise money by running a protection racket on local businesses. One of their targets is a Vietnamese friend of The A-Team, whose the team part own. The A-Team step into help, but along the way must deal with the tong targeting their friend's family and a brush with the LAPD.|
|28||14||"In Plane Sight"||Tony Mordente||Babs Greyhosky||January 10, 1984||2.14|
|When a courier pilot crash lands in Venezuela he is found to be smuggling cocaine and is imprisoned. Convinced of his innocence, his family hire The A-Team to seek out those behind the operation both in the US and South America. The team must deal with both the Federales and the international drug lord behind the operation in their investigations.|
|29||15||"The Battle of Bel Air"||Gilbert M. Shilton||Frank Lupo||January 17, 1984||2.15|
|A reporter friend of Amy, Tawnia Baker, moonlights as a clerk in a major security firm and discovers that Decker is about to pounce on The A-Team. She comes to warn them, but in the process some corrupt heads in the company suspect she has stumbled on their plans to murder one of their clients, a major oil-sheikh, and come in pursuit of her. The team inadvertently take on the job of saving both Baker and the sheikh.|
|30||16||"Say It With Bullets"||Dennis Donnelly||Richard Christian Matheson,
Thomas E. Szollosi
|January 31, 1984||2.16|
The A-Team are hired by a servicewoman whose brother has been killed by a corrupt officer selling army weapons on the. When she doublecrosses the team in exchange for Decker’s promise to put away the guilty officer, The A-Team are forced to take on both the arms' traders and an entire army base.
|31||17||"Pure-Dee Poison"||Dennis Donnelly||Allan Cole,||February 7, 1984||2.17|
A small town preacher takes on an illegal moonshine operation which is causing sickness and death amongst the district’s population. When the moonshine operators target the preacher for his efforts, he hires The A-Team to come in and help shut the operation down.
|32||18||"It's a Desert Out There"||Arnold Laven||Bruce Cervi||February 14, 1984||2.18|
|When some elderly patrons of a small time casino just over the Nevada border are robbed by bandits as they to Los Angeles, they hire The A-Team to track the offenders down. The team discover that the bandits intend to murder their now imprisoned former leader while en route to LA to testify against them, and intervene to attempt to prevent the hit and capture the bandits.|
|33||19||"Chopping Spree"||Michael O'Herlihy||Stephen Katz||February 21, 1984||2.19|
When an acquaintance of B.A.'s working as a parking valet is accused of being involved in a car theft racket, The A-Team step in to help break it up. However B.A.'s van is inadvertently stolen as part of the operation, so the race is on to get to the bottom of the racket and recover the van before it is cut up for spare parts.
|34||20||"Harder Than It Looks"||Ivan Dixon||Babs Greyhosky||February 21, 1984||2.20|
|The A-Team are hired by a wealthy businessman to rescue his daughter who has been kidnapped by a group of terrorists who are now demanding a large ransom. Hannibal assures the team that the job will be "a piece of cake", but things turn out harder than they look when they find that the girl is reluctant to be saved because her boyfriend is one of the kidnappers, and her father only wants her saved to maintain his public appearance.|
|35||21||"Deadly Maneuvers"||Mike Vejar||Richard Christian Matheson,
Thomas E. Szollosi
|February 28, 1984||2.21|
Concerned that the team's work has been becoming sloppy, Hannibal leads them on a series of training manoeuvres. However a collection of wealthy individuals that have suffered as a result of The A-Team's interference hire four highly skilled mercenaries in order to take The A-Team out in retribution, and they strike whilst the team is off guard.
|36||22||"Semi-Friendly Persuasion"||Craig R. Baxley||Danny Lee Cole||May 8, 1984||2.22|
A pacifist religious community is intimidated by a group of small town bullies who want to run them off their land, an experience they have faced elsewhere. Tired of running, one of the community seeks the help of The A-Team. In contrast to their usual methods, The A-Team must try to deal with the thugs while adhering to the non-violent beliefs of the community.
|37||23||"Curtain Call"||Dennis Donnelly||Stephen Katz||May 15, 1984||2.23|
|While finishing up a job in an isolated town, and with Decker in hot pursuit, Murdock is shot by one of the perpetrators. The A-Team must try to treat the ailing Murdock as the army rapidly closes the net on them. This second season finale is a partial clip show episode.|
- John "Hannibal" Smith played by George Peppard
- Templeton "Faceman" Peck played by Dirk Benedict
- Bosco "B. A." (Bad Attitude) Baracus played by Mr. T
- H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock played by Dwight Schultz
- Amy Amanda "Triple A" Allen played by Melinda Culea
- Tawnia Baker played by Marla Heasley
- Colonel Roderick Decker played by Lance LeGault
- Captain Crane played by Carl Franklin
- Maggie Sullivan played by Tricia O'Neil
- Norman Alden in Steel
- Lance Henriksen in In Plane Sight
- Clifton James in The White Ballot
- Ed Lauter in Deadly Maneuvers
- Monte Markham in Say It with Bullets
- John Vernon in Labor Pains
- Morgan Woodward in When You Comin' Back, Range Rider?