Season 2 Episode 5

The Hunted

Aired Unknown Oct 20, 1984 on CBS
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The Hunted

Santini Air is hired for a 30 day period by agents on behalf of a industrial millionaire, to be on stand-by to pilot the man on an important journey when called upon. Dominic is excited at the prospect of the high-paying job, but Hawke is more sceptical and intends to find out just why they've been given the contract. But unbeknown to any of them, Caitlin's new boyfriend is plotting to assassinate the millionaire; and matters are not helped any by some malfunctions that Airwolf is suffering.


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  • Hawke and Dominic's facility is bought out for the services of an a eccentric millionare. However, an assasin is wiretapping the facility as well plotting the murder of Dominic's employer.

    I rated this higher than the other episodes because this definitely had a bigger storyline. There was an essence here of a big budget movie made into a tv episode.

    In other words, this episode felt a lot bigger in terms of story and there were a lot of things going on here that were interesting.

    We see a couple of limo's pull up to Santini's place. They look like government agents and put their mittens where they please. Dominic and Hawke don't know what the hell is going on. Then suddenly a beautiful woman shows up and explains the whole situation. They want to hire the facility and the men for services. Hawke doesn't like the whole deal but really his whole beef in my opinion is about being bought so easily by the all mighty dollar almost like a paid escort.

    Then there is the sidestory about a sadistic killer (excellently played by Gregg Henry) whose bugging the whole place and is planning to kill the employer who hired Dominic for their services. Henry is a veteran tv and movie actor and he is great as the cold blooded killer here (including one scene where he kills his girlfriend with a silencer right after kissing her.).

    I'am not going to spoil the rest but this was definitely one of the better episodes of Season 2.moreless
Gregg Henry

Gregg Henry

Robert Villers

Guest Star

Maggie Cooper

Maggie Cooper

Rosalind Gregory

Guest Star

Joseph Chapman

Joseph Chapman

Carter Anderson III

Guest Star

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • This is the only episode where we get to see Caitlin's apartment.

    • During the aerial dog-fight at the climax, several very noticeable reversed shots of Hawke, as well Dom (and the computer bank beside him), and Airwolf herself, are reversed.

    • The photos that Robert develops includes a familiar stock photo of Jan-Michael Vincent – his hair is noticeably longer (1st season style) than it is in this episode! There's no way Robert could have taken this picture.

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  • NOTES (2)

    • The version of the theme tune used during the aerial dog-fight at the climax of the story, would go on to be the standard closing theme tune for the series (with an opening credits equivalent version used from 'Fallen Angel'). Here is the only time that this version is played right through in it's entirety, and is the longest rendition of the theme ever heard anywhere in the series.

    • Alex Cord is credited but doesn't appear.