The A-Team/The Crystal Skull

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The Crystal Skull
Season 5, Episode 10
Airdate November 28, 1986
Production Number 1517
Written by Bill Nuss
Directed by Michael O'Herlihy
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The Crystal Skull is the tenth episode of the fifth season of The A-Team, and the ninety-fifth episode overall.

Starring: George Peppard (John Smith), Dirk Benedict (Templeton Peck), Dwight Schultz (H.M. Murdock), Eddie Velez (Frankie Santana)

and Mr. T (Bosco "B.A." Baracus)

and Also Starring: Robert Vaughn (Hunt Stockwell)

Guest Stars: Manu Tupou (Chief Sikahama), Barry Pierce (), Sam Hiona (Chief Walekino), Peter Iacangelo (), Jeffrey Alan Chandler ()

and Aki Aleong ()

Co-Starring: Rochelle Ahsana (Leesa), Art Tizon (Kolou), Charles Hyman ()

Featuring: Jennifer Green (Australian Woman), Richard Herkert (Native #1), Titus Napoleon (Native #2), Jack Verbois (McVee)


Plot Overview

What should have been an easy assignment for the A-Team turns into another Adventure.The Teams assignment was to retrieve a Valuable Crystal Skull for a Foreign Government that has Friendly Ties with the U.S.The Skull had been stolen by some Mercenaries,and the Team in their unorthdocks way retrieved the Crystal Skull.Having done that,The Team was to rendevous with Stockwell at a certain place.Murdock,Face,and Frankie were to meet Hannibal,and B.A. at the rendevous to meet Stockwell.The former three run into some trouble when the Airplane they were flying in conks out,and the three are forced to parachute on an Island.They parachute in the middle of Warring Tribes.The Natives are so out of touch with Civilization that they believe Murdocks Machine Gun when fired into the air is a sign of a God.They believe Murdock to be a God.Murdock,Face,and Frankie would soon learn that the Rival Tribe on the other side of the Island is being run by some criminal mercenaries disguising themselves as Monks, who are forcing the other Tribes to mine Diamonds in Caves.Hannibal,and B.A. would soon join the others,and having learned the trouble perpetrated by the phony Monks,the Team decides to end the Slave,and War conditions,and retrieve the Crystal Skull which had been takened by the Rival Tribes in an attack.Murdock manages to convince the Tribes that he is not a God,but a Man.The Tribes would nevertheless honor Murdock by making a Statue to him.The Team would be leaving soon,but would promise to return some day in the Future.


Arc Advancement





The Show

The scene where the Mercenaries attack are scenes from the episode"The Sound of Thunder".

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments

The challenge fight between Murdock,and the Rival Chief for possession of the Crystal Skull.The Statue of Murdock,at the episodes end.