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This page lists all of the episodes aired in the third 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 3 (1984-85) Edit

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38 1 "Bullets and Bikinis" Dennis Donnelly Mark Jones September 18, 1984 3.01
Flying to Miami to help two girls in their hotel business, the A-Team must deal with two problems: B.A.'s fear of flying, and the gangsters that are trying to force the girls to hand over thehotel. 
39 2 "The Bend in the River (Part I)" Michael O'Herlihy Stephen J. Cannell,

Frank Lupo

September 25, 1984 3.02
Tawnia Baker, the A-Team's support member for the last half season calls in the help of her friends to find an archaeologist (secretly her fiancé) that has gone missing during an Amazon expedition. Traveling to the Amazon, the A-Team must deal with the local pirate king, "El Cajon" (The Coffin). 
40 3 "The Bend in the River (Part II)" Michael O'Herlihy Stephen J. Cannell,

Frank Lupo

September 25, 1984 3.03
Continuing from the last episode, the A-Team have to find a way to locate the pirates, bringing them into unknown territory. Locating the pirates, they come across a plot that is far greater than any of them could've expected. The A-Team must ally themselves with the shady El Cajon's forces to defeat the threat. This is the last appearance of Tawnia Baker, who weds her fiancé at the end of the episode. 
41 4 "Fire" Tony Mordente Stephen Katz October 2, 1984 3.04

A female fire chief calls in the help of the A-Team to help defend her department from a competing fire fighting department. Meanwhile, Col. Decker is replaced by Col. Briggs, who opens his hunt on the A-Team. However, after this episode, Col. Decker makes his reappearance, with no explanation as to the disappearance of Briggs.

Trivia: The alert tones in the first minute of the show, as well as the siren used by the fire truck, come from another NBC show, Emergency! (1972) .


Special Guest StarStepfanie Kramer as Fire Chief Annie Sanders

42 5 "Timber!" David Hemmings Jeff Ray October 16, 1984 3.05
A brother and sister hire the A-Team to help them stay in the logging business. 
43 6 "Double Heat" Craig R. Baxley Stephen Katz October 23, 1984 3.06

The A-Team is hired to find the kidnapped daughter of a man who has to testify against the biggest mobster in the city.

Special Guest StarDana Elcar as George Olson. Burke Byrnes as Federal Marshal. 

44 7 "Trouble on Wheels" Michael O'Herlihy Mark Jones October 30, 1984 3.07

The A-Team is called in to thwart a stolen auto-parts scam operated by a violent group of criminals.

Special Guest StarJoe Santos as Rudy Garcia. 

45 8 "The Island" Michael O'Herlihy Mark Jones November 13, 1984 3.08

A young boy from a remote island asks the A-Team to help his people who are being terrorised by a group of evil drug pushers.

Trivia: The stock airplane footage that was used when The A-Team travel to the island are clips of the Cutter's Goose from Tales of the Gold Monkey, which was a Universal-produced TV show that aired during the 1982-83 season. 

46 9 "Showdown!" James Fargo Milt Rosen November 20, 1984 3.09

A team of crooks hired by a sleazy rock promoter impersonates the A-Team and tries to force Captain Winnetka's Wild West Show out of business. The real A-Team arrives to help the Captain and his feisty daughter Carrie, and to clear their names. The A-Team must save the Wild West Show while trying to evade their old nemesis Colonel Lynch, who has been given one final chance to capture the A-Team and is determined to succeed at all costs.

Special Guest StarMorgan Woodward as Captain Winnetka

47 10 "Sheriffs of Rivertown" Dennis Donnelly Mark Jones November 27, 1984 3.10
A group of businessmen have banded together to solve a very serious law and order problem, and conclude it's just the kind of job for the A-Team. 
48 11 "The Bells of Saint Mary's" Dennis Donnelly Stephen J. Cannell December 4, 1984 3.11

The A-Team are caught between a greedy record company, a top singing group and a school's top football player.

Special Guest StarJoseph Wiseman as Zeke Westerland

49 12 "Hot Styles" Tony Mordente Stephen Katz December 11, 1984 3.12

Just when Templeton 'Face' Peck is getting cozy with Hollywood model Rina Turian, she's snatched before his nose by Chicago crook Johnny Turian.

Special Guest StarsRichard Lynch as Johnny Turian and Markie Post as Rina Turian. 

50 13 "Breakout!" Dennis Donnelly Stephen Katz & Mark Jones December 18, 1984 3.13
While B.A. drives to Hollywood, where Face is having a ball, Murdock's rabbit's foot doesn't stop him and the black van from getting hijacked by bank-robber Logan and his mate Malcolm. 
51 14 "Cup a' Joe" Craig R. Baxley Dennis O'Keefe III January 8, 1985 3.14
When a Ruthless Businessman threatens a defenceless family for their diner, the A-team are called to, not only put him in his place, but for Murdoch to show off his cooking... 
52 15 "The Big Squeeze" Arnold Laven Stephen J. Cannell January 15, 1985 3.15
When loan shark Jack 'the Ripper' Lane, who is too violent even for his mob extortion boss Nathan Vincent's taste, breaks Italian restaurant owner Gino Giani's fingers, he and his daughter Gina hire the A-Team. 
53 16 "Champ!" Michael O'Herlihy Stephen Katz January 22, 1985 3.16

Face decides to invest some of the team's funds in 60% of a boxer, Billy Marquette.

Special Guest StarAlex Rocco as Sonny Monroe

54 17 "Skins" Dennis Donnelly Mark Jones January 29, 1985 3.17
The A-Team travels to Kenya to help fight an organized unit illegally hunting elephants for skins and ivory tusks. 
55 18 "Road Games" Dennis Donnelly Mark Jones February 5, 1985 3.18
When the otherwise decent manager of a home is forced to take a run on account of his personal debts in illegal gambling, the A-Team is hired to put the criminals out of business. 
56 19 "Moving Targets" Dennis Donnelly Mark Jones February 12, 1985 3.19

The A-Team is hired to test the security in the royal palace of a North West African country. Trivia: When moving inside the ship, the word "BILLETTKONTOR" is written on one of the curved walls, suggesting that the ship is Norwegian.

Special Guest StarJohn Saxon as Kalem

57 20 "Knights of the Road" Michael O'Herlihy Burt Pearl & Steven L. Sears February 26, 1985 3.20
Mr. Corson and his daughter Jenny run a small towing truck company in an Arizonan town. When another company resorts to violence against their trucks and even threaten them physically to force them out of business, the A-Team is recruited. 
58 21 "Waste 'Em!" Sidney Hayers Stephen Katz & Mark Jones March 5, 1985 3.21
Former military helicopter pilot A.J. runs a delivery service, Speedy Express, with his blind sister Lisa Perry. Garbage collection company manager Ike Hagen wants them to sell to him, and pulls all the stops to force them, including threats and violence against both vehicles and staff, so they hire the A-Team. 
59 22 "Bounty" Michael O'Herlihy Mark Jones & Stephen Katz April 2, 1985 3.22

Romance blossoms between Murdock and Kelly, a veterinarian, after she rescues him from bounty hunters.

NOTEDwight Schultz's real-life wife Wendy Fulton plays Kelly, and the episode plays off their real-life marriage 

60 23 "Beverly Hills Assault" Craig R. Baxley Paul Birnbaum April 9, 1985 3.23

A young artist seeks the help of the A-Team to search for the men who brutally assaulted her boyfriend.

Special Guest StarLloyd Bochner as Steffan Shawn. 

61 24 "Trouble Brewing" Michael O'Herlihy Burt Pearl,

Steven L. Sears

May 7, 1985 3.24
Two sisters who own a soda factory are victimized by a competitor and seek help from the A-Team. 
62 25 "The Incident at Crystal Lake" Tony Mordente Stephen J. Cannell,

Frank Lupo

May 14, 1985 3.25
The A-Team take a vacation at Crystal Lake after Colonel Decker gets too close for comfort. However, their vacation is ruined when four fleeing highwaymen take Crystal Lake's ranger and his daughter hostage. 

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