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Season 2 Episode 17

Deadly Ringer (1)

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 02, 1977 on ABC
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Deadly Ringer (1)
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A nightmare begins for Jaime when she regains consciousness in a prison cell after being switched with her surgically created look-alike, Lisa Galloway. Meanwhile, Lisa steals a top-secret experimental drug from Dr. Rudy Wells which produces bionic-like strength.

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  • Very few Bionic Woman episodes comes close.

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    Lindsay Wagner is amazing playing both her regular character, Jaime Sommers, and her doppleganger, Lisa Galloway. Her scenery chewing meltdown in her padded cell won her a well deserved Emmy Award in 1978 - a history setting first award ever won by an actress in a sci-fi series. (I haven't been able to find anything in the Emmy archives to indicate if anyone else has won for a sci-fi series since). Initially a very difficult episode for me to watch again, it has now become my favourite. This is really edge-of-your-seat stuff. And those dreaded words that everyone hates to see in any TV episode - "To Be Continued" - come at such an exciting moment, I just about screamed again when I saw them. Definitely worth watching again and again.moreless
Don Porter

Don Porter

Dr. James Courtney

Guest Star

Warren Kemmerling

Warren Kemmerling

Warden Cooper

Guest Star

Katherine Helmond

Katherine Helmond

Dr. Harkens

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Ford Rainey

Ford Rainey

Jim Elgin

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    • Two men show up at Jaime's place (a second-story apartment in a 2000 sq ft. structure) and use two small cannisters of gas to force her into unconsciousness. Problems: The cannisters are too small to fill that large a space (especially when she's on the second floor), and the crooks make no attempt to shield themselves from the gas when they enter to kidnap her (no masks, no hands over faces, nothing).

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    • Lindsay was the first woman to win an Emmy in the category of "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series" for a Science-Fiction related show on September 12, 1977, for her work on the "Deadly Ringer" episodes.

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