Henchman: This is a changing neighbourhood.
[Henchman knocks Mrs Baracus down the steps.]
B.A: No one puts their hands on my mother and lives to tell about it!
[Cut to B.A. tossing henchman overhead.]
[Cut to B.A. and Murdock in the plane cockpit.]
Murdock: Just sit back and enjoy the pleasures of air travel.
[Cut to B.A. with breathing mask on as he falls asleep.]
[Cut to Mrs Baracus.]
Mrs B: Well if you weren't such a wimp about flying...
[Cut to Hannibal having a pop at the bad guys.]
Hannibal: Why don't you two slimeballs bug off?
Henchman: Says who?
B.A: Says me.
Hannibal: Throw them out, Murdock.
[Cut to bad guy sailing out of the window.]
[Cut to Hannibal in drag and a wheelchair confronting the boss bad guy.]
Boss Bad Guy: Mrs Murdock.
[Murdock pushes Hannibal in the wheelchair.]
Boss Bad Guy: I don't want any of them to get out of this alive.
Someone's been rash enough
to mess with B.A's mother, B.A actually got on a plane and some bad guys got a
kicking. Looks promising.
On the steps of a large
apartment building a lady is being hassled by a group of thugs.
An older, black lady intervenes and gets shoved down the steps for her
trouble. She warns the bad guys
that her son will come and sort them out. Just
guess who it's going to be...
Cut to the A-Team van where
the phone call comes in for B.A. His
mum is apparently under the impression that he is the 'leader of the A-Team'.
B.A. is Not Happy that
someone has hurt his mum and and wants to go straight there as fast as possible,
even though that means flying. Face
scams them a private jet and Murdock tells B.A. to just relax and enjoy the
flight. Instead he panics on
takeoff and Face and Hannibal send him to sleep with a doped oxygen mask.
They arrive at Mrs Baracus'
home. B.A. is delighted to see his
mum and Murdock is running around with a video camera to record the moment.
B.A. introduces the rest of the team and they all play along to let her
go on thinking he is the leader.
They come up with a plan to
take over the lease and form a tenants association. The other residents aren't convinced it will work and several
of them feel to threatened to come to the meeting Hannibal sets up.
After the thugs interrupt the meeting and are roughly tossed out though,
everyone feels far more confident.
Out on the steps the thugs
are still hanging around. Murdock
pushes past them and plays in the street with a yoyo, acting like a small child.
When they hassle him he tells them he's just moved in.
They tell him he'll have to get out again soon.
The thugs burst into Mrs
Baracus' apartment where Hannibal is now installed, in drag, and pretending to
be Murdock's mum. The thugs smash
up the place threaten to break Murdock's fingers and tell them they should
When the henchmen leave
Face and B.A. follow them to Harrington Plaza where they pick up a pay-off, so
Mrs Murdock and her rather odd son H.M. pay a visit to Harrington Plaza.
Hannibal presents a list of complaints about the building then pulls out
a machine gun, shoots up the glassware and leaves.
Meanwhile B.A. has tapped
the phone and overhears the developers talking about the building once they
drive out the tenants. Face scams
his way into the building posing as a priest who accidentally hit one of their
cars and plants a bug hidden in a bible. They
listen to the plot to drive out the tenants in order to tear down the building
and build a new development.
The tenants association is
in full swing and patrolling the building, which is just as well as the bad guys
start a fire. The team evacuate the
building but the extinguishers are faulty.
They improvise with a drainpipe and nearby fire hydrant to put out the
fire. They see the guys who started
it running from the scene and beat them up.
Face and Karen, one of the
other tenants, go to the City Hall to find out who owns the building.
It's a Mr Perry, but when they visit him he's living in an old people's
home and knows nothing about it. Chadwick-the-evil-developer
has been buying up buildings in the name's of the OAPs in the home, which he
owns as well.
Hannibal gets Perry to sign
the building over to him then contacts Chadwick and offers to sell it to him for
$2million. Chadwick refuses at
first but agrees when Hannibal threatens to expose him.
Chadwick meets with
Hannibal and brings him a cheque. Hannibal
tricks him into admitting to driving out the tenants, not knowing that Murdock
is hiding nearby with the video camera.
All is not so easy of
course and Chadwick has the henchmen plant a bomb in the building.
Mrs Baracus sees them leaving and the team search for the bomb.
B.A. finds it and, after some tense moments, disarms it--leaving everyone
but Hannibal looking very rattled.
Chadwick, meanwhile, is
throwing a party to celebrate his new acquisition. A party which is quickly interrupted by the arrival of the
team with a video showing all the underhanded tricks he pulled to get
it--complete with commentary by Murdock.
A firefight ensues as the
bad guys try to escape. Chadwick
heads for the helicopter on the roof but finds Murdock already there.
In celebration the team
have Christmas dinner (even though it's July) with Mrs Baracus (who likes
Murdock a whole lot more than her son does.)
Your average Evil
Wants to build a big hotel
on the site of the apartment building and doesn't care how he gets rid of the
The super at the apartment
building and lead henchmen.
Assorted other henchpersons
None too bright.
Utterly believable as B.A's mum and her interaction with the rest of the
team was beautiful, particularly with Murdock.
Loved the little remarks about B.A. as a kid (Scooter!).
Another tenant and handy
lawyer-type. Fancied Face of
Mrs Murdock and H.M.
Oh dear me.
What a pair. I think the only possible explanation for their getting away
with that, was the bad guys were utterly confused.
Face the Priest
A rather sweet, hapless
Irish priest who sadly ran into the Evil Developers car.
What a shame.
Scamming City Hall
Rather nice, clever little
Beating up the Bad Guys
Lots of it.
B.A. was flinging people right left and centre and I don't envy that
pipe-wielding bad guy the kick in the teeth Murdock gave him.
Fires and Bombs
They were lucky lucky.
Murdock should by rights have cracked his head open on that fall--gravity
obviously likes him, and picking a random wire to snip seems a good way to
spread yourself and the building all over the street.
The plot is utterly
unoriginal--what is it with those run-down, red-brick, apartment buildings that
every Evil Developer wants to tear them down and build a shopping centre/hotel/casino.
Is this some American thing I'm missing out on I wonder?
I love the way the whole
team play along to let B.A's mum go on thinking he's leader with Hannibal gently
prompting him with the plan. And
the way they support him on the plane--even Murdock was quite calm and
I did like the way the
video camera Murdock had been playing with for the whole episode actually came
in useful for the Expose The Bad Guy routine.
Murdock playing with yoyo.
Murdock hugging Hannibal-in-drag.
Murdock pointing video camera at B.A.
Murdock popping up out of the skip and giving Hannibal a thumbs up.
Face jumping on bad guys.
Face throwing one of the bad guys off the balcony.
Murdock doing Cat's Cradle with the yoyo.
Hannibal-in-drag pats Murdock's hand.
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