The Bionic Woman Classic

Season 3 Episode 19

Out of Body

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 04, 1978 on ABC

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  • When a kid she cares about is nearly electrocuted apparently trying to break into a secure government facility, Jamie needs his help to solve the case -- even though he's in a coma!

    Sad to say, but this should have been the series finale, as it's the last one in which all the value-added Bionic Woman elements (gentleness even to the bad guys, a crime which endangers no young children, and a uniquely feminine take on crime fighting) are present. This is the second episode in which Jamie sticks up for a Native American teenager, a pointless repetition given all the other ethnicities and populations that could have been represented. What's more, the crucial develpment is predicated on the right message, delivered in a totally demeaning and unbelievable way. The kid is trying to reach Jamie through his coma in an out-of-body mind meld, but his tribal elders tell him he must release his hate to succeed. Only being able to release SOME of his anger (at least THAT part is realistic), all the Indian can do is guide Jamie to the location of the culprit, who then rants to her about how the government he once worked for never appreciated him or paid him enough. As Jamie is about to pounce on him, there is a moment when she has to stop herself from letting him have what he deserves, but once again she pulls off a super-nice takedown, subduing the man verbally and getting in the gentlest jab possible by calling him a "wide ass." Though the message is right on target, this one requires the viewer to believe in an alternate reality, even in Bionic Woman terms. B-
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