The A-Team

Season 5 Episode 12

The Grey Team

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Dec 30, 1986 on NBC
7.3
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The A-Team must bring a girl in who has stolen a briefcase from her father, filled with material she believes he's selling to the Soviets. She flees to an Old People's Home, but the Soviets send their own team, forcing the old folks into service as "The Grey Team."moreless

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  • Cute. Old People get in on the act.

    8.5
    This episode is not great A-Team. Though it's easy to look back and see where it evolved from what made good A-Team.



    It has a barely there plot, it's there enough to hang repeated action scenes upon it.



    It has people utilizing everyday items as weapons, which is what the A-Team used to be about.



    Filled with all that nostalgia and lots of interesting side characters, the episode moves at a brisk but mostly eventless pace. The characters we know and love taking a mostly back seat to new and unique individuals, side characters with one episode potential.



    So, it wasn't great A-Team, but it was okay Grey Team. Unfortunately, it was the last A-Team episode, so that little distinction becomes rather tragic.moreless
Dwight Schultz

Dwight Schultz

Captain H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock

George Peppard

George Peppard

Col. John "Hannibal" Smith

Mr. T

Mr. T

Sgt. Bosco "B.A." Baracus

Dirk Benedict

Dirk Benedict

Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck

Robert Vaughn

Robert Vaughn

General Hunt Stockwell

Eddie Velez

Eddie Velez

Frankie "Dishpan" Santana

Moya Kordick

Moya Kordick

Paula Anderson

Guest Star

Lew Ayres

Lew Ayres

Bernie Greene

Guest Star

Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon

Randy Anderson

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Murdock's Civilian Job: "Manager Trainee" in a coffee shop. He is seen cleaning under the kitchen benches and aspires to move up to the deep fryer.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Murdock: Just think: if we get a pardon, we may never have to eat a knuckle sandwich again!
      B.A.: I wouldn't bet on it crazy man. Looks like Hannibal's on the jazz again!
      Face: Oh no...
      Murdock: (to Hannibal) No, you tell me right now, you tell me right to my face, you tell me that you don't have a plan.
      Hannibal: Well, I...I was thinking, like Bernie and George. What are we gonna do when this thing's over? I mean, what are we really qualified to do?
      Face: Go after thugs in the park…
      Hannibal: And outlaw motorcycle gangs…organized crime figures…why, there's a world of slime-balls out there!
      Murdock: I knew it. I just knew you had a plan.
      Hannibal: Comforting, isn't it?
      B.A.: I'll get the van.

    • Frankie: Oh, great. B.A., if this maniac doesn't kill us, we're all goin' to jail. I bet we don't get to collect $200, either.

    • Nemchek: Those people are so afraid of me, they talk to me as little as possible.
      Bernie: (laughs) Can't say as I blame them.

    • Face: Since when did we go into the stray kid business?
      Stockwell: Since the so-called "stray kid" became a national security risk.
      Frankie: What'd she do -- smuggle some Clearasil out of the country?

  • NOTES (1)

    • This was the series finale although another episode aired later, after the network pulled it out of its archives. On Murdock's T-shirt in this episode "Fini" (the French word for "end") is displayed. In the installment shown later, his shirt reads "almost fini".

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Frankie mentions going to jail and collecting $200.

      This is an allusion to "Monopoly," a popular American board game where a penalty of jail time is assessed, and a normal collection of $200 is disallowed.

    • Frankie references Clearasil.

      Clearasil is a leading over-the-counter acne medication, most frequently used by teenagers like the one Frankie is discussing.

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