Tour of Duty

Season 1 Episode 8

The Good, the Bad and the Dead

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 19, 1987 on CBS
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The Good, the Bad and the Dead
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A drunken GI steals a chaplain's jeep and goes on a joy ride with a Vietnamese hooker. They nearly collide with a jeep-load of MPs who chase him down. His arrest is witnessed by Zeke, who recognizes him as Decker, his former drill sergeant and role model. Anderson rescues Decker from a certain court-martial (his second) and drafts him into the squad without checking with Goldman first. Decker is popular with the guys but he almost immediately starts to disobey orders. Decker mans a listening post with Horn to watch for enemy troops movements, but he gets drunk and falls asleep. As a result, Horn is nearly killed.moreless

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    Stephen Caffrey

    Stephen Caffrey

    Lt. Myron Goldman

    Kim Delaney

    Kim Delaney

    Alex Devlin

    John Dye

    John Dye

    Private Francis 'Doc Hock' Hockinberry

    Alan Scarfe

    Alan Scarfe

    Col. Stringer

    Terence Knox

    Terence Knox

    Sgt. Zeke Anderson

    Eric Bruskotter

    Eric Bruskotter

    Pvt. Scott Baker

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      • Music in this episode
        * Spanish Eyes- Al Martino. As the episode starts, we see a jeep weaving down the highway carrying Decker and a Vietnamese prostitute in a red dress. The song plays through the entire scene and continues as Decker drives onto the base and the MPs arrest him.
        * Shape of Things to Come - The Yardbirds. This begins playing after Decker finishes briefing the guys in the back of the truck, through the flight out to the LZ and into the patrol.
        * Ring of Fire - Eric Burdon and The Animals. While sitting on LP with Horn, Decker starts to sing this song out loud.
        * Have You Ever Seen the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival. Plays in the final scene as the men with Goldman wait with the wounded, hoping that Anderson and Decker will show up.

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