The Bionic Woman Classic

Season 3 Episode 16

Sanctuary Earth

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 11, 1978 on ABC

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  • When Helen Hunt drops to Earth on a satellite fleeing from some interstellar bad guys, she finds sanctuary at Jamie's house -- as we all do right along with her.

    It's funny, but even though this one can be compared to a Mork and Mindy episode gone wrong, it's still the Bionic Woman, so it's still fun to watch! The scene where Jamie takes convincing that HH is really from outer space is classic, as is her comment about how all they have to do is seperate "these boys from their gizmos", and her utterly convincing explanation of what lettuce and a telephone are. HH's line about Jamie being easily able to prove she's an alien by showing people how strong she is is great, too. And once again, all Jamie does to the bad guys is trip them up with a table and a houseplant, though she speaks a bit harshly to them as she orders them to stand in front of their own gun. The ending is too convenient, and we see Jamie being surprisingly niaeve for a secret agent, just taking HH's word that SHE isn't one of the bad guys. Still, the female bonding and girl power bits come off as touching rather than iritating, and HH really does look like a younger version of Tom Hanks' wife in Cast Away. B+