The A-Team

Season 5 Episode 2

Trial by Fire (Part 2 of The Court Martial)

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 03, 1986 on NBC
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The A-Team's court martial begins where they are accused for the death of Colonel Samuel Morrison and robbing the National Bank of Hanoi. Strangely Murdock isn't accused of being part of the A-Team.

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  • The A-Team goes on trial..

    8.5
    The second part of the three part series transition. Watching the events unfold was a joy. Seeing characters and events (only a few) from the past coming back to haunt and hinder our heroes was fun.



    BA's frequent outbursts were magical...and the scene with the stand-off brilliant.



    Murdock and Frankie as Nighthawks, going off on their own adventure was good and cool.



    All in all a solid episode. I enjoyed watching the build and looking for the pay-off in the next episode. Pay-off indeed.



    Finally...a mission the A-team can't win...save themselves. Isn't that just a cool irony? Yeah, the fifth season gets a little wonky, but it was an interesting couple of episodes watching the changing of the guard.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

Byrne Piven

Byrne Piven

Benny Conway

Guest Star

J.A. Preston

J.A. Preston

Judge

Guest Star

Dana Lee

Dana Lee

Unknown

Guest Star

Lance LeGault

Lance LeGault

Colonel Roderick Decker

Recurring Role

Judith Ledford

Judith Ledford

Carla

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (B.A., on the stand, is asked about Murdock's possible involvement in Morrison's murder)
      B.A.: Everybody in the world know the man is a fool. He's crazy. He sees people that ain't really there. He talk in circles all the time.
      Laskov: He sounds like a disturbed individual. Do you think he's dangerous?
      B.A.: Murdock won't hurt nobody.

    • Attorney: They're planning to call your friend Captain Murdock to testify against you.
      Face: Murdock?
      Attorney: I was wondering why they hadn't named him in the original indictment. I think they plan to bring him down on the stand and then indict him as a co-conspirator.
      Hannibal: (grinning) Murdock... on the stand?! That should be interesting.

    • Decker: I pursued Colonel Smith and the A-Team for three long years. I lost track of how many laws they broke and how much military property they destroyed. I can tell you this: Rules mean nothing to these men, and they're loyal to no one but themselves. I have no doubt that they're capable of the crimes for which they're accused.
      Hannibal: What a guy.

    • Stockwell: I understand the Army is reviewing candidates for your firing squad.
      Hannibal: Aw, gee, you didn't have to go to all this trouble just to cheer me up.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Toward the end of Murdoch's testimony he pulls out some ball bearings from his pocket and starts playing with them in his hand. This is an allusion to Humphrey Bogart's character, Captain Queeg in the Caine Mutiny who pulls out 3 large metal balls and plays with them during his testimony.

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