The show is really getting into this whole arrest-and-trial storyline â€“ they hired William F. Buckley to host a fictional version of his real show, â€œFiring Line,â€ and he and Noam Chomsky, Walker Percy and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney debate the team's trial and whether or not they actually killed Colonel Morrison. Seriously, they hired the prime minister to debate the A-Team!
Hunt Stockwell's machinations have put the A-Team in government hands at long last. But the long-awaited court martial doesn't take place. Why? Because both parties in the suit have agreed to dismiss their court cases and have their disputes settled here, in our forum... The People's Court!
Hannibal has a new acting gig, but this time he's no movie monster â€“ he's Madge, the manicurist with the â€œthirst for powerâ€! He's a little out of his range as an actor, but it's a big break, and a handy one too; when the team crosses paths with the greedy owner of a chemical plant, Hannibal lowers the guy into a big vat of Palmolive, and yells â€œYou're soaking in it, slimeball!â€
The team gets hired on to help a mom-and-pop group of storm chasers, who claim that a big corporation is trying to take over all the tornadoes in Kansas. First, there is no such corporation, it's just another storm chaser named Greg, and he doesn't have a problem with the other folks. The mom and pop group confess that they just wanted somebody to come over and watch the Weather Channel with them. A confusing season finale.
The pictureseque German town of Grappleborg is in crisis: someone has stolen their umlaut! Luckily the team is on the case; they fly to Cairo, where they learn the thief loves tennis. Then they head to Reykjavik and find out the suspect rides a motorcycle. Eventually they end up in Tokyo, where they arrest Carmen Sandiego's VILE henchmen, Scar Graynolt, and his accomplice, Dazzle Annie. The Chief reports back that Hannibal has been awarded the rank of Sleuth.
The episode ends with Hulk Hogan, B.A. and Refrigerator Perry arguing over hats. Move over, "The Usual Suspects"!
The A-Team signs on for a very super-secret mission escorting international diplomats around the US and keeping them safe from anti-American terrorists. But due to a hilarious mix-up, they actually end up escorting postpunk band Mission of Burma around the US and keeping them safe from rock critics exhausted by their ultra-loud concerts. (Why do you think they wrong a song called â€œThat's When I Reach For My Revolverâ€?)
Face has a friend who just can't seem to get tough stains out in his apartment â€“ he's tried scrubbing them out, but the place just doesn't shine and sparkle the way it used to. Fortunately the team has an ace up its sleeve â€“ Scrubbing Bubbles! (Hannibal was friends with the lead bubble in Vietnam, you see.) If the plot doesn't impress you, just remember it's not every day that you see an elite fighting force spending a whole three days cleaning a kitchen. With dynamite. Until it explodes. Into space.
The team heads to England, where they meet a German expatriate, Duke Franz Schergen-Murdock â€“ and Howlin' Mad is the long lost member of their royal clan! Soon they're parking the awesome van in front of posh hotels and swanky castles, but there's a dark side: the Duke is the one responsible for the growing problem of Renaissance festivals!
Samuel Beckett writes an episode of the A-Team â€“ a dark, dreary episode in which the team is stranded by the roadside and has to think of how to pass the time until their contact, Insane Wayne, arrives. Every so often another character drives by and the team gets excited, but it turns out not to be Wayne, and the excitement passes. After a while they get a message on the van's phone that Wayne won't be coming, and will try again tomorrow. Hannibal says fine, let's go, but no one moves. Eek.