The A-Team

Season 5 Episode 2

Trial by Fire (Part 2 of The Court Martial)

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 03, 1986 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (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

    • The judge in this trilogy (J. A. Preston) would go on to play another famous member of the bar, Judge Julius Alexander Randolph in 1992's blockbuster A Few Good Men.

  • Allusions

    • 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.