A-Team Episode 2×21

A-Team Episode 2×21

Any freeze-frame good enough for them is good enough for me. Also, there’s no way this wasn’t going to be the feature image.

“Deadly Maneuvers”

  • Location: Around LA and Bad Rock, California
  • Tank: No
  • Disguises: Casper Patterson (Uh.. traveling cow salesman?)
  • Scam: No
  • Flight: No
  • Fixation: Being the Soldier
  • Flips: 1
  • Fee: NA
  • Quote: “Next time you think you want to take somebody out, pal, don’t get yourself a good squad. Get yourself a team.” – EXPLOSION. Err, I mean Hannibal.
  • Who is that?? Tricia O’Neill, Dr. Maggie Sullivan. Hint: you last saw her as Dr. Maggie Sullivan (only her hair was more 1983 and a lot less 1984).
Fun camera angle during a ropes course. This was going to be the feature image–it’s distinctive enough… but then Hannibal had to go and deliver a one liner, while lighting his cigar, and with a Jeep exploding behind him, and during a freeze frame. What would you have done?

This week, a hive of ultra-bad guys gets together to take out the A-Team. Naturally, they hired the best—only bad guys aren’t very smart, so when they say “best” they, curiously, don’t mean the A-Team but other bad guys. Yeah, I don’t think it’s going to work either–but let’s see just how it doesn’t work.

Meet the A-Team! (but this time, the A stands for Anti-!)

  • Leader Guy: He gets the job done and gets out
  • Tough Beard Guy: He hurts people
  • Disguise & Explosives Guy: He disguises explosions. Or something.
  • Other Guy: He does stuff too. Sir The-Writing-Staff-Ran-Out-Of-Ideas.

While uber bad guys plot their doom (see how ambiguous that was?), our heroes are doing some good ol’ physical training. Face comes in last, so earns himself an extra 4 mile run into town. Face being Face, a hot girl in a red Ferrari shows up to shorten his run. Meanwhile, the 1/A-Team sends a milk commercial our way and soon B.A. and Hannibal are both laid up. Finally, Murdock is taken by the ol’ traitorous injured puppy routine. In short, the bad guys appear to have studied all our heroes’ weaknesses (yeah, Ferrari girl was working for the !A-Team) and taken them out one by one.

Three guesses who gets into this car. Hint: it’s totally Face. (It’s not his fault–the background music changed to smooth 80’s soprano saxophone jazz. No one can resist that.)

Hannibal calls an old friend, one of our favorites from last season, Dr. Sullivan (you may remember my description of her as “someone we’ll never see again”). She fixes him up, and he formulates a plan to even back up the odds. The execution goes well enough, though Face foolishly attempts and fails a one-liner (stick to scamming and leave the one-liners to Hannibal, ok Face?).

Hannibal watches the ∀-Team (I just wanted another excuse to use a not-A symbol–check out that awesome Unicode action!)

The final battle plays out inverted. Our heroes lay an obvious trap and the Ā-Team, knowing it’s a trap, goes in anyway because hubris, ego, they want to get paid, eh, pick one. Murdock takes out Diguise Guy, B.A. and Hannibal were obviously going to take out Tough Guy and Leader Guy, respectively, leaving Other Guy to Face. We win, cue one-liner, explosion, and freeze frame.

Look at that, I didn’t even need A^-1, A, or A-sub-naught.

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