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Recap / The A Team S 3 E 20 Knights Of The Road

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For reasons they don't understand, a father/daughter tow truck company are being pressured to sell by their competition, who are all too willing to use dirty measures to get what they want. They turn to the A-Team for help, and the "knights of the road" dig deep enough to discover the reasons behind the scheme — a drug smuggling operation.

This episode contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Dirty Cop: The A-Team attempts to turn the cocaine dealers in to the local police, only to find when they march into the station that some of them are in on it as well.
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  • Door Slams You: Hannibal opens the door of a tow truck into the face of one of Tyler's men during a fight.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Hannibal, B.A., and Face have caught some of the drug dealer's men, but they won't tell them where he lives. The team sticks them in a car and has B.A. slowly crush it, which loosens their tongues.
  • Kick the Dog: As if it weren't bad enough to begin the episode by beating up Mr. Corson when he refuses to quit, Tyler's men also make moves on Jenny Corson against her will.
  • Running Gag: Face trying to win over Jenny Corson, who is resistant to his attempts to charm her, and his increasing discomfort with each failed attempt.
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  • Wrench Wench: Given that Jenny Corson is her father's partner in the business and they can't even afford part-time employees, she is probably good with machinery.
  • Wrench Whack: When Tyler's men move in on her, Jenny picks up a wrench and swings at them. It ultimately does no good, and one of the men takes the wrench from her to bust up her and her father's tow truck.

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