The Equalizer (1986) – A Community of Civilized Men, and Joyride

McCall (Edward Woodward) loses a potential romantic partner after resolving her issues at the beginning of A Community of Civilized Men when she’s murdered and McCall has to help her daughter, Valerie (Jennifer Grey) survive and elude a professional agent, and killer. Written by Daniel Pyne and Scott Shepherd this episode was first broadcast on…

The Equalizer (1986) – Prelude, and Nocturne

The second season opener of The Equalizer brings up some personal and professional history for Robert McCall (Edward Woodward). Prelude was written by Carleton Eastlake and launched the season on 8 October, 1986. McCall discovers that his son, Scott (William Zabka) is in town after the latest school term has started because he’s been ousted…

Miami Vice (1986) – Shadow in the Dark, and El Viejo

Chuck Adamson pens the script for the first episode up this week, Shadow in the Dark, which plunges Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) and Ricardo Tubbs (Philip Micheal Thomas) into an unusual burglary case that puts Sonny into the mind of a cat burglar, known as The Shadow (Vincent Caristi), a trip that may cost him…

Miami Vice (1986) – Walk-Alone, and The Good Collar

Tubbs (Philip Micheal Thomas) gets to take a little of the limelight in the first episode up this week. Written by W.K. Scott Meyer this episode first aired on 17 October, 1986. After discovering a lead provided by Izzy (Martin Ferrero), and recovering from the death of his new paramour, Tubbs agrees to go undercover…

Miami Vice (1986) – Stone’s War, and Killshot

Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) and Ricardo Tubbs (Philip Micheal Thomas) get caught up with journalist Ira Stone (Bob Balaban) again, when the reporter shows up in the aptly titled Stone’s War. Written and directed by David Jackson, the episode first debuted on 3 October, 1986. Stone comes to Crockett in Miami when he finally has…

Doctor Who (Colin Baker) – Mindwarp

The Trial of a Time Lord continues with Mindwarp. This four-parter was penned by Philip Martin and ran from 4 to 25 October, 1986. As the Doctor’s (Baker) trial continues, as well as his clash with the prosecutor, the Valeyard (Michael Jayston) who presents his evidence. The story, and the case unfold, as the Doctor…

Magnum, p.i. (1986) – A.A.P.I. & Death and Taxes

  Luther Gillis (Eugene Roche) is back in Hawaii for the first episode this week, A.A.P.I. This one aired on 22 October, 1986 and was penned by Reuben Leder. It seems Thomas (Tom Selleck) is being honored with the Local PI of the Year Award. Unfortunately, the presenter, Jean Claude Fornier (Paul Verdier) dies, and…

Magnum, p.i. (1986) – One Picture is Worth & Straight and Narrow

  Thomas (Tom Selleck)┬ácomes to the aid of a deaf painter, Linda Andrews (Stephanie Dunnam) in the first episode this week. One Picture is Worth originally aired 8 October, 1986, and was written by James L. Novack. Linda is a witness to a bank robbery that saw four people killed, but when the murderer, Jack…