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Recap / The A Team S 3 E 11 The Bells Of St Marys

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When Billy King, Face's star quarterback, quits before the big game, the team tries to figure out what's wrong and discovers that his sister Charlotte and the remainder of the musical group The Bells are being harassed by Dave Luna of Lunar Records after refusing to re-sign with them. The team enter the fray, and soon discover that the situation goes deeper than Luna.

This episode include examples of the following tropes:

  • Alliterative Name: Hannibal goes by the name Danny Diamond as the Bells' new manager.
  • Book-Ends: The episode begins with Face and B.A. coaching a football team for a big game, and ends as the team is playing the game.
  • Broken Pedestal: Murdock, after hero-worshipping B.A. for most of the episode, goes back to normal after B.A. fails to give a mid-game pep talk to the football team.
  • Cry into Chest: When Westerland calls to say he has Billy, Charlotte leans into Hannibal's chest as he concludes the conversation. The next shot, she's sobbing while leaning on B.A.
  • Description Cut: An audible example; Murdock is going on about how B.A. is capable of inspiring noble thoughts in others; at that moment, B.A. yells to the football players he and Face are coaching to "Kill the suckers!"
  • Group Hug: The other members of the Bells crowd around Charlotte to hug her after arriving.
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  • Hero-Worshipper: Murdock's eccentricity of the week is intense admiration of everything B.A. does. This works out with them getting along better than usual for some of the episode, with B.A. even telling Face to leave him alone.
  • I Have Your Wife: Westerland kidnaps Charlotte's brother Billy as leverage to get the Bells to sign the record contract.
  • Insult Backfire: When Westerland calls to say he's got Billy, Hannibal calls this behavior lower than before. Westerland answers that he's so low he could walk under an alligator's stomach.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Hannibal purposely irritates Westerland and spray-paints his shirt to get him to go after them personally, so that he will get caught along with his men.
  • It's All My Fault: Charlotte blames herself for Billy being kidnapped, because she snuck out to visit him one night.
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  • Series Continuity Error: Hannibal reminds the other three of the rule that the A-Team has against being romantically involved with clients, which, in all the times the team has encountered a female client, has never been mentioned before.

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