Airwolf: Season 2 Episode 20 Severance Pay

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A member of the FIRM is accused of giving away information on foreign agents.

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Airwolf (1984-1987)


Stringfellow Hawke - Jan-Michael Vincent

Michael Coldsmith Briggs III - Alex Cord

Caitlin O'Shannessy - Jean Bruce Scott

Dominic - Ernest Borgnine

Arthur Barnes - Martin Milner

Marella - Deborah Pratt

Joe Kline - Ed Crick

Larry Mason - Arte Johnson

Carling - Jane Singer

First Member Zeus - John Brandon

Records Clerk - Lynn Adele

Gopher - Mary Rings


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Detailed Synopsis

Larry Mason is watching a Soviet report on Airwolf, which Libya claimed to have destroyed. Members of the FIRM, including Joe Kline, walk in to his office singing For He's a Jolly Good Fellow. Larry tells Joe he thinks the Soviets know information about Airwolf sooner than they should and watches another report on Airwolf. After work, Larry goes up to Arthur Barnes and gives him reports on Airwolf. At Santini Air, Dominic tells Stringfellow Hawke he took apart the percolator in order to use its parts to fix the infrared scanner on Airwolf. Larry walks in and invites them to the bar after telling them he and Joe bought a coffee barge in Mexico. Larry tells them he thinks there is a mole and the Soviets know about Airwolf and the missions it goes on. At Records and Grievences, Larry and Joe argue with the Records Clerk who tells them they are listed as temporary workers according to the computer files and not eligible for retirement bonuses. Joe demands his bonus check and then has a heart attack and dies. Later, Larry walks back into the Records and Grievances Department and places a makeshift bomb which goes off and destroys some records.

Hawke is told by Michael Coldsmith Briggs III, Archangel and Marella that Larry set off a bomb and requested he be present when he speaks with Archangel. Arthur walks into the office and Larry calls and demands the bonus check he and Joe deserve or he will reveal information to the press. Arthur tells Larry he will personally check into his grievance if Larry turns himself in, but Larry demands his money. After the call, Archangel tells Hawke, Larry and Joe failed to sign paperwork changing their status when OSI was absorbed by the FIRM. Hawke demands some time to bring in Larry and later, Archangel asks First Member Zeus permission to allow Hawke time to bring in Larry, and Zeus gives him 48 hours. Larry hacks into the FIRM database and steals classified information. Larry, dressed as a Parks and Recreation Department worker, tells Hawke he took classified information and Hawke asks him to talk with Archangel. They get into Larry's van, but are tailed by Henderson. Larry and Hawke manage to get away when Larry sets a trap for Henderson outside of a police station. Larry tells Hawke to get out of his van and leaves him on the side of the road.

Carling receives some information that Larry stole on Latin American mercenaries. Arthur tells Archangel about the report on Airwolf, Larry gave him and suggests the mole might be Henderson. Marella walks in and turns on the television and, her, Archangel, Hawke and Arthur watch a report by Carling about the mercenaries. Arthur and Archangel decide Larry has to be dealt with. At night while Hawke is working at Santini Air, someone puts a fuel hose into the hangar, but Hawke manages to shut it off before he causes an explosion while welding. Marella calls Hawke and tells him to watch the news, and Carling reports on information that led to the murder of two agents, including a pregnant agent. Larry sees the report and calls Hawke and tells him he didn't provide the information. The FIRM committee has a meeting and Zeus, Arthur and most of the committee vote to eliminate Larry, while Archangel dissents and walks out with Marella.

Hawke goes to speak with Carling and she gives him the transcripts of information that were sent to her. Hawke meets with Marella and Archangel and they tell him more agents have been killed. Arthur walks in and Hawke shows them the transcripts and notes the differences in how they were written. Gopher walks up with a phone and gives it to Hawke and Larry is told to go to Los Hermanos airstrip in Mexico. Arthur calls a Soviet agent and tells him to hire a pilot to kill Larry. Hawke calls Carling and she tells him they changed a word from chifforobe to wardrobe in the report as chifforobe is a rarely used Southern word. Archangel and Marella pick up Larry and are flying him back to the FIRM when a plane starts to fire at them. Hawke and Dominic in Airwolf shoot down the plane. The FIRM committee holds another meeting and Zeus tells Arthur plane wreckage was found along the Gulf and they suspect Archangel, Marella and Larry are dead. Zeus commends Arthur for catching and killing Henderson, but then asks Arthur why a pilot was hired by a Soviet agent in Mexico. Archangel and the others walk in and Arthur is taken away to be killed. Marella and Archangel tell Larry that he and Joe's wife will be getting the bonus he and Joe earned and Larry is flown to Mexico in Airwolf.