The A-Team/When You Comin' Back, Range Rider?

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When You Comin' Back, Range Rider?
Season 2, Episode 5 & 6
Airdate October 25, 1983
Production Number 1207
Written by Frank Lupo
Directed by Christian I. Nyby II
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When You Comin' Back, Range Rider? is the fifth and sixth episodes of the second season of The A-Team, and the nineteenth and twentieth episodes overall.

Starring: George Peppard (John Smith), Dirk Benedict (Templeton Peck), Melinda Culea (Amy Allen), Dwight Schultz (H.M. Murdock)

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

Guest Stars: Richard Yniguez (Daniel Running Bear), Mills Watson (Stryker), Carl Franklin (Captain Crane), Dana Kimmell (Lane Carter), Walter Brooke (General Bullen)

and Lance LeGault (Colonel Roderick Decker)

Special Guest Star: Morgan Woodward (Bus Carter)

Co-Starring: Philip Gordon (Shelley), Alicia Fleer (Girl in Changing Room)

Featuring: Will Hunt (Wino), Anita Merritt (Gretel), Tony Ciccone (Parking Attendant), Kevin McBride (M.P. #1), Bill Dyer (Engineer), Bobby Bass (Dexter), Jack Verbois (Flint), Norman Howell (M.P. #2)


Plot Overview

Part 1

Bus Carter,a bigtime Cattleman wants to slaughter Mustang belonging to an Indian Reservation.His goal is to kill the Wild Mustang,and sell the meat as dog food,and reap profits from its sell.Daniel Runningbear,a very brave Brave has been attempting to stop Bus Carter,and his men from slaughtering the Wild Mustang.He has had success so far,but not enough to stop Carter completely.His latest attempt saves a group of the Mustangs that Carter's men had rustled.Unfortunately,Daniel Runningbear is caught with a lasso by Carters men.He is dragged by Jeep back to his Reservation receiving a broken risk.Needing help he seeks out The A-Team.As in the usual manner(like any potential client)Runningbear is instructed to go to several places,and wait for contact while the Team checks him out.In the Meantime,the Military sick of the embarrassment brought on by The A-Team employs a Trouble-Shooter to bring Hannibal,and the others in.They send a Colonel Roderick Decker,and his second-in-command Captain Crane to search for,and bring in dead,or alive The A-Team.The Team nearly gets caught by Colonel Decker at a lavish affair that Face was attending.Hannibal,and Face make it out without a scratch.Decker misses catching them.After springing Murdock from the VA Hospital,The Team sets off to meet Daniel Runningbear.They all come together at an empty house near the Docks.Daniel Runningbear explains the situation.The Team already knew because Daniel Runningbear had told Mr.Lee,and Hannibal of course is Mr.Lee.Daniel begs the Team to come to the Reservation,and look at the Mustang.But before anybody can leave Colonel Decker,and his MP'S arrive,shooting up the House.He had one of his MP'S place a tracking device on B.A.'S Van.Decker demands the surrender of the A-Team.Hannibal knew Decker from their days during the Vietnam War.They had disagreements.After trying to reason with Decker,Decker instaed gives them 2-minute before he opens fire on the place.What will Hannibal,and the Team do?How will they escape Decker?

Part 2

Having escaped Colonel Decker,minus the Van,the Team sets out to stop Bus Carter,and is men from rounding up Wild Mustang to be slaughtered.Colonel Decker manages to locate the The Team through fingerprints that were found in the house at the Docks.Running through the Computer they found a set belonging to Daniel Runningbear.So,Decker,and his men are heading for the Reservation of Daniel Runningbear.The Team after afew obstacles gather enough evidence,including the Wild Mustang rounded in Carters packing train for Colonel Decker to take Carter in.Decker's goal was to catch the The A-Team,but having escaped cn turn in Carter to the local authoritys.Decker near capture of the A-Team was very close.As he,and his MP'S were closing in,Hannibal(on the Jazz as usual)savors the moment,smiles his knowing smile,and takes off on the Helicopter that Murdock has aquired.As The A-Team takes off,the MP'S fire upon them,missing as usual.Amy,and Daniel Runningbear are left to explain to Colonel Decker that the Wild Mustang had been illegally taken off the Indian Reservation by Bus Carter whom the A-Team has captured,and left with the evidence,the stolen Horses.Having lost the A-Team Decker vows," next time Hannibal Smith".The Team had pretended to leave the State,but had stayed to make sure justice was served on Carter,and his henchmen.The Team will leave except for Amy.While suspects that she is working with The A-Team,he cannot prove it,so she will remain at the Reservation,to do some research for her Newspaper Article.As the Team leaves a song is heard in the background.


Arc Advancement





The Show

This is Lance LeGault's first appearance as Colonel Decker the MP Leader, replacing Colonel Lynch. This is also Carl Franklin's first appearance as Captain Crane.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments