The Bionic Woman Classic

Season 1 Episode 1

Welcome Home, Jaime (1)

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 11, 1976 on ABC
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Industrialist Carlton Harris has discovered Jaime's bionic powers and arranges several secret "tests" so that he can film her in action. When Oscar realizes what is happening, he arranges a "falling out" with Jaime so that she can go to work for Carlton, who is suspected of selling government secrets. While stealing secrets for Carlton in an effort to gather evidence against him, Jaime befriends the industrialist's son, Donald, a law student who is bothered by his father's illegal activities.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Dennis Patrick

    Dennis Patrick

    Carlton Harris

    Guest Star

    Roger Davis

    Roger Davis

    Lt. Col. Tom Hollaway

    Guest Star

    Dee Timberlake

    Dee Timberlake

    Karen Stone

    Guest Star

    Martha Scott

    Martha Scott

    Helen Elgin

    Recurring Role

    Lee Majors

    Lee Majors

    Col. Steve Austin

    Recurring Role

    Ford Rainey

    Ford Rainey

    Jim Elgin

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (4)

      • During the opening sequence, when Oscar is dictating his letter to The Secretary, he pronounces Dr. Michael Marchetti's last name two different ways.

      • In the series' intro, a still shot of Oscar and Jaime is shown which taken directly from a scene in this episode. Oscar is facing the camera, while Jaime is looking screen-left; both are smiling. The smiles are in response to the following exchange:

        Jaime: "Well, I gotta think about your needs too, Oscar. I mean you got a pretty big investment in your bionic woman here, kiddo. I probably cost as much as Steve did."

        Oscar: "Well, not quite six million. I mean, your parts are smaller."

      • Rudy asks Jaime who she beat last year at Forest Hills, and she replies, "Uh. Chris Evert. No, it wasn't Chrissy, it was, uh... it was Billie Jean King, that's who it was." If Jaime Sommers was good enough to beat either of those women, then she'd likely be just as famous as they were. Since just about everyone in the country at that time knew what Chris Evert and Billie Jean King looked like, neither they nor Jaime Sommers would be very good undercover spies.

      • The "bionic sound" used in this episode to indicate activation of Jaime's hearing unit is different than the one used in subsequent episodes.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Jaime: Can I... uh... say something just between you and I, Helen?
        Helen: Sure.
        Jaime: I care an awful lot about Steve, but I just don't know where my heart is.
        Helen: I understand. It's so frustrating to be confused.
        Jaime: It really is.
        Helen: Well, there's one thing not to be confused about. I almost had you for my daughter-in-law, and nothing could've made me happier. But back when you were growing up, even before you lost your parents, I always thought of you as my daughter. And I always will, Jaime. So, you see, I win either way.

      • Helen: Why don't you have dinner with us tonight?
        Jaime: No, thanks. I'm going to whip a little tuna salad. I've got a lot of studying to do. (searches through a box) Mmmm-hmmm. I don't think I have a can opener.
        Helen: I'll get you one at the house.
        Jaime: No, no, no. It's okay. What are fingernails for, you know? (proceeds to open up the tuna can with her thumbnail)
        Helen: (laughing) Incredible! You don't happen to have an extra set of those nails, do you?
        Jaime: No, but I'll have Rudy check the parts department for you to see what he can come up with.

      • Oscar: Okay, I'll tell you what. When you get settled up in Ojai, we'll decide then.
        Jaime: Oscar, if I don't get an assignment from you very soon, I'm just going to show up and I'm gonna kick your door down.
        Oscar: Ah, you're just the one who can do it.
        Jaime: And don't you forget it.

      • Jaime: Even Jimmy Connors would have a difficult time returning this serve!
        (Jaime tosses the ball, hits it bionically and it goes through the opposite side of the fence.)

    • NOTES (2)

      • The opening credits in the show broadcast in Italy had a song titled "Bambola Bambina" sang by Jimmy Fontana. The song was never recorded for sale and it's considered a rarity.

      • This episode originally aired as an episode of The Six Million Dollar Man but was shown as part of this series in re-runs.

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