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TOUR OF DUTY: episode guide


Regular Cast
Terence Knox - Sgt. Clayton Ezekial "Zeke" Anderson
Stephen Caffrey - Lt. Myron Goldman Steve Akahoshi
Tony Becker - Cpl./Pvt./Spc. Daniel "Danny" Percell
Stan Foster - Spc./Sgt. Marvin Johnson
Ramón Franco - Pvt./Spc. Alberto "Ru" Ruiz
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. - Pvt./Spc./Sgt. Marcus Taylor
Dan Gauthier - Lt. John J. "Johnny" McKay (1989-1990
Kim Delaney - Alex Devlin (1989-1990)
John Dye - Pvt./Spc. Francis "Doc Hock" Hockenbury (1989-1990)


 

ACCEPTABLE LOSSES 3-16 [17 Feb. 1990]
While out on a mission, Taylor , Ruiz, and two others miss the pick-up and are forced to utilise "Escape and Evasion" tactics – surviving on their own. This dilemma is intensified when they miss their secondary pick-up. Meanwhile, Anderson and the guys receive their medals for bravery from a well-meaning, but uninformed Senator who’s in Nam on o "photo-op" tour. As the days pass ,Taylor and Ruiz are replaced by new soldiers, including a 44-year-old PFC Thomas "Pop" Scarlet, a "lifer" with a unique perspective on the war. End the show with McKay unable to rescue Taylor and Ruiz, and our guys in the chopper watching helplessly as their Friends are chased back into Cambodia by large numbers of NVA.

Directed by
Bradford May
Written by
Carol Mendelsohn and David Kemper

Special Guest Appearance by
Lee Majors as Pvt. Pop Scarlet

Guest Stars
Patrick Kilpatrick as Duke Fontaine
Danny Nucci as Pvt. Wozniak
Kyle Chandler as Pvt. William Griner

Also Starring
James Harper as Lt. Col. Wilson
Tony DeCarlo as Pvt. Jake Kuslits
Peter Luna as Capt. Morales
Stephen McDonough as Aide
Khin-Kyaw Maung as Tu

VIETNAM RAG 3-17 [24 Feb. 1990]
When Goldman and Anderson are ordered to take out a platoon of newbies on a "reconnaissance-in-force", they worry about the effect it’ll have on the the veterans, especially now that they’re used to success on their SOG operations. Complicating matters is a reporter with an anti-war leanings, who will record the mission on film. A wearying, same-old-shit, tension filled sweep ( in which the unit is decimated by boobytraps and ambushes) culminates in the burning of a VC-sympathetic village—preserved for prosperity by the journalist’s camera.

Directed by
George Kaczender
Written by
Robert Bielak

Special Guest Appearance by
Lee Majors as Pvt. Thomas Pop Scarlet

Guest Stars
Charley Lang as Bennett
Kyle Chandler as Pvt. William Griner
Tom Hodges as Alexander Duckworth
Adam Philipson
Joe Toppe as Pvt. "Preacher" Froman
Kamala Lopez-Dawson (as Kamala Lopez) as Susanna Lozada
Joseph Hieu as Chieu

Also Starring
Tony DeCarlo as Pvt. Jake Kuslits
Keenan Thomas as Baines
Debi Parker as Mama-san
Matt Nolan as Lisson

WAR IS A CONTACT SPORT 3-18 [19th March 1990]
When Doc fails to shoot a VC soldier in the field ,an American boy is killed needlessly. Doc is ostracised by the rest of the guys; and after facing another test of moral wills in a whorehouse after-hours with Pop; he eventually succumbs to his own inner-turmoil and freaks out. Meanwhile ,Ruiz and Taylor have crawled out of the jungle after twenty-two days, and are reunited with their buddies. Also ,Colonel Brewster returns for the Phu An board of inquiry, and must convince a mentally fragile soldier from Bellar’s platoon to testify. Throughout the whole episode, Goldman and Anderson attempt to locate a motorised NVA supply route, eventually finding it in spades – and must defeat a Russian tank in a pitched battle of man against machine.

Directed by
Stephen Caffrey
Written by
David Kemper

Special Guest Star
Carl Weathers as Col. Brewster

Guest Stars
Michael Fairman as Gen. Edward Higgins
Kyle Chandler as Pvt. William Griner

Special Guest Appearance by
Lee Majors as Pvt. Thomas Pop Scarlet

Also Starring
John D. LeMay (as John LeMay) as Spc. Michael Kelman
Tony DeCarlo as Pvt. Jake Kuslits
Gil Perez as Grunt #1
Keri Johnson as Grunt #2
Josef Cannon as Pvt. Dexter Iverson

THREE CHEERS FOR THE ORANGE, WHITE AND BLUE 3-19 [14th April 1990]
The Phu an Board of Inquiry becomes a reality, taking testimony from General Higgins, Brewster, Goldman, Lieutenant Beller and several of the men in his unit. Pop’s son, a stone killer arrives at Camp Barnett. Anderson leads his men into an area that is sprayed with an herbicide, Agent Blue, which adversely affects Griner and Percell. Unable to handle the board’s decision charging him with the murder of forty-three civilians, Bellar takes his own life.

Directed by
Stephen L. Posey
Written by
Carol Mendelsohn

Special Guest Star
Carl Weathers as Col. Brewster

Guest Stars
Lee Majors II as Spc. Robby Scarlet
Greg Germann as Lt. Beller
Kyle Chandler as Pvt. William Griner
Michael Fairman as Gen. Edward Higgins
Peter Vogt as Gen. Elliot
John D. LeMay (as John LeMay) as Spc. Michael Kelman
Joseph Hieu as Chieu
Shawn Levy as Spc. Budd Sills
Dean Hamilton as Sgt. Worthen

Special Guest Appearance by
Lee Majors as Pvt. Pop Scarlet

Also Starring
Michael Cavanaugh as Maj. Gen. Proctor
Rob Neukirch as Col. Gamble
Tim De Zarn (as Time deZarn) as Sgt. Apter
Ngan T. Nguyen as Vietnamese Woman

THE RAID 3-20 [28th April 1990]
With Goldman still in a funk over Bellar’s suicide ,Brewster chooses his team for a secret mission – a dangerous raid in North Vietnam to free captured American flyers – and leaves Goldman off. With a former POW as factual and spiritual advisor, Brewster puts the men through hell at a secret training base. Determined to be part of the effort, Goldman and Doc mange to have themselves included in the plan, and Pop is forced to sneak along to be part of the raid. Finally in a dazzling assault, the men storm the North Vietnamese prison only to find the POW’s have been moved—there’s no one to rescue! After a vicious firefight, the guys retreat with their dead and wounded, knowing that they at least instilled some hope in the captured Americans – wherever they are.

Directed by
Jim Johnston
Written by
Jim Johnston

Special Guest Star
Carl Weathers as Col. Brewster

Guest Stars
Jon Gries (as Jonathan Gries) as Maj. Rex Chapman, USAF
Patrick Kilpatrick as Duke Fontaine
Kyle Chandler as Pvt. William Griner

Special Guest Appearance by
Lee Majors as Pvt. Pop Scarlet

Also Starring
Jeff Corbett (as Jeffrey Corbett) as M.P.
Mark Phelan as Sergeant
Pat Gavin as Zemke
Rocky Slaymaker as Soldier