Bite of the Jackal was the 3rd episode of Season One and first aired on 2/4/84. Marella does not appear in this episode--instead, Archangel gets another aide named Laura. In a first for the series, Archangel gets to fly in Airwolf as engineer.
A mission flying an antique Sikorsky to Acapulco brought Dominic Santini together with a young stowaway Phoebe Danner (Shannen Doherty). A bomb made the Sikorsky crash in Baja California, setting a trap for Airwolf, by someone trying to take over Archangel's position in the F.I.R.M
Archangel acted as Engineer on this mission, when Airwolf was hit in the tail. The strike bent the rotor in Mexico. Hawke and Archangel repaired it at one of the salt mines, before returning Dominic and Phoebe to cover while flying the repaired Sikorsky.
Later on we see Phoebe and her father reunited at Stringfellow's cabin.
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- Santini Air, Van Nuys
- Hawke's cabin
- a plateau on the Sonoran Desert, Mexico
- Colonel Arias' base
- A mining village in the mountains
- Hughes 500 - two aircraft used by Bruck
- Sikorsky S-55
- Bell 206 JetRanger - registration N1068A. Archangel and Laura used this to make the rendezvous with Airwolf and not his usual Bell 206L LongRanger.
- Bellanca 7ECA Citabria - in the Santini Air hangar at the beginning
- Winchester Model 1897 or 1912 - used by Joachim Santos
- Winchester 1892 - appears to be what is used by one of the other miners
- M1911A1 - or automatic of a similar pattern, used by Miriam Santos
Guest stars/Recurring cast
- Scott Hylands as Mitchell Bruck
- Shannen Doherty as Phoebe Danner
- Rafael Campos as Joachim Santos
- Ruth Britt as Miriam Santos
- Julio Medina as Colonel Arturo Arias
- Herb Armstrong as Soldier Callan
- Ron Stein as Betz (the credits clearly state Stein's part as Betz but in the episode he is addressed as Richards)
- Youth in Film Awards - 1985
- Best Performance by a Young Actress (Nomination) - Shannon Doherty
- Continuity: Hawke turns down Laura's request to fly with him. Archangel says she's a top pilot. "So was Gabrielle," Hawke replies.
- ↑ http://themindreels.com/2014/06/26/airwolf-1984-daddys-gone-a-huntn-bite-of-the-jackal/
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20141122113822/http://series.airwolf.tv/episodes/ep03.html
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20150207093457/http://series.airwolf.tv/briefings/awards