The Bionic Woman Classic

Season 2 Episode 23

Iron Ships and Dead Men

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 30, 1977 on ABC
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Iron Ships and Dead Men
Jaime boards an old World War II destroyer as a member of the salvage crew to investigate the discovery of dog-tags bearing the name of Oscar's brother, Sam.

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    • TRIVIA (4)

      • During the funeral scene at the end, the ship is supposed to be out at sea, but you can see a shallow water buoy floating nearby during a couple of shots, as well as the reflections of buildings in the water.

      • Oscar is present at his brother's burial at sea, and listens as they read the Jewish Committal and Benediction, but he isn't wearing the obligatory kippah (skull cap) that a Jew would wear at such an event. Oscar's Jewishness is mentined in several other epidsodes (eg., Episode 9: " Winning is Everything," and Episode 31: "Jaime and the King"), but perhaps producers thought a kippah would alienate viewers of the 1970s? Sad, but possible.

      • When Jaime is listening in on the "bad guys" in the bar/club, she is startled by a skeleton (presumably Sam Goldman) hanging in the dark closet she's chosen to hide in. Not only is it still intact, but it obviously has a hinged skull cap! This is common practice for skeletons (both real and artificial) used in medical and/or educational settings. Not only is no attempt made to hide this fact, but the camera actually zooms in on it!

      • When the two evil henchmen cut away part of the ship's bridge, they find within it a skeleton (presumably belonging to Oscar's brother, Sam). Problem is, although our skeletal bones are held together by tendens, ligaments, etc. that decompose after death, leaving them disconnected, this one is still fully intact and connected. They even carry it away in one piece!

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Jaime: (screams and jumps out of her hiding place) Hi, guys. Guess... guess who just found a skeleton in your closet?

      • Oscar: Jaime, I... I don't know how to ask this...
        Jaime: Oscar... you don't have to ask me. I would love to help you. Listen, I have my frustrations too, y'know. I mean... I have all these incredible abilities, my bionics, and I never get to use them for anything except the O.S.I. or cleaning the house. And just once, it would make me feel very good if I could help a friend or something like that. Please let me help you.

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