Airwolf: Season 2 Episode 22 Short Walk to Freedom

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Caitlin and a group of archaeological field students are kidnapped by a rebel group.

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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

Marella - Deborah Pratt

Colonel Arturo Alazar - John Aniston

Chema Comargo - Jorge Cervera, Jr.

Kay Freestone - Jill Whitlow

Ozzie Hathaway - Brian Farrell

Cookie - Robert Chestnut

Ernie - Phillip Paley

Sergeant - Ismael Carlo

Miguel - Ricardo Lopez

Jonathan - Edward Mehler


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Detailed Synopsis

Stringfellow Hawke and Caitlin O'Shannessy are flying Kay Freestone, Ozzie Hathaway, Cookie, Ernie and Jonathan to an archaeological field school to excavate Mayan ruins. Jonathan reads facts about the Mayans to the others in the plane and Kay comments that when her mother took her to China, there were places without hot water. The plane lands and Chema Comargo greets Ozzie. Caitlin sees Miguel forging parts for the bus Ozzie and his students are going to take to the archaeological site. Miguel mentions there have been lots of guerrilla activity lately including those led by Colonel Arturo Alazar, who hates Americans. Comargo pulls Ozzie aside and tells him about the looted artifacts he has for Ozzie to smuggle back to the United States. Hawke flies the plane back while Caitlin stays with Ozzie and the students. Comargo decides to take a shortcut and crashes the bus into an embankment. Sergeant and a group of rebels walk up to the bus and orders Comargo to follow behind him in his jeep. They drive into the base of Colonel Alazar and Colonel Alazar recognizes Comargo.

Ozzie tells Colonel Alazar that he has the ability to smuggle artifacts out of the country. Colonel Alazar becomes offended by Ozzie's offer and tells him bribery will be added to his crimes. Caitlin, Ozzie and the students are then placed in a cell. Michael Coldsmith Briggs III, Archangel, tells Hawke and Dominic about Colonel Alazar, who he thinks may be backed by a larger organization. In the cell, Jonathan tells Cookie the latin name for parrot and Kay complains to Caitlin that she is sick. Ernie asks Cookie what is going to happen to them and Cookie gives Ernie a hard time for stress vomiting. Caitlin confronts Ozzie and he lies and says he isn't a smuggler. Colonel Alazar and Comargo reminisce of when they used to drive taxis in the United States and Colonel Alazar tells Comargo he plans on taking over the entire country. Sergeant tells Colonel Alazar he has a call from Cuba. Hawke and Dominic in Airwolf detect a large encampment and when Caitlin hears Airwolf she has everyone in the cell stand up and walk around as she switches the light off and on to send a Morse Code message detected by Airwolf on its thermal scanner. Airwolf fires on the ammo cache, causing it to explode and attacks other parts of the guerrilla base before shooting a hole in the cell wall and landing. Hawke runs to the cell after riding inside a net basket hanging from the bottom of Airwolf, but Airwolf is hit with bazooka fire. During the escape, Ozzie falls out of the basket and Hawke jumps down to alleviate the weight hanging from Airwolf.

Dominic is forced to land Airwolf due to the damage from the bazooka. Caitlin tells the students if they can get Airwolf to Miguel, then he might be able to fix it. Caitlin and the students start to drag Airwolf across the dry lake bed. Colonel Alazar accuses Hawke of being a spy and accuses the students of stealing his countries' heritage. Colonel Alazar then tells Hawke he will be tried in a people's court. Dominic sees a vehicle coming and tells the students to swing Airwolf around so the weapons are facing the vehicle. Sergeant gets out of the vehicle and tells them they must return to the guerrilla camp at once. Dominic shoots at Sergeant and Sergeant gets back into the vehicle and starts to shoot at Airwolf until Dominic and Caitlin blow the vehicle and Sergeant up with a missile. During the night, Cookie awkwardly tells Caitlin he doesn't want to die a virgin and hints that they have sex, but she tells him to get some sleep. In the morning, the students set a trap and when Comargo arrives in a jeep with a rebel, they ambush Comargo and use the jeep to pull Airwolf while Comargo and the rebel are tied up.

Hawke uses the glass piece from his watch to start the hay in his bed on fire. A guard opens his cell door when he sees the fire and Hawke knocks him unconscious. Colonel Alazar chastises Ozzie for using students to help smuggle artifacts and tells him he is going to kill him, but he doesn't deserve a man's death. As Ozzie is being taken away, he grabs a rifle from a rebel and starts shooting rebels until he is shot dead. Hawke manages to escape in a jeep during the confusion and Colonel Alazar calls Air Minister Pizarro in Cuba and requests air support and four MiGs are launched. Hawke comes across the body of Sergeant and continues on his way. At Miguel's mechanic shop, Caitlin tells Dominic Marella is on her way with a plane and Archangel told her about the MiGs headed their way. Colonel Alazar comes across the body of Sergeant and tells the MiG pilots to fire at anything that moves. Miguel repairs Airwolf and Hawke arrives shortly after. Colonel Alazar arrives and starts firing at Airwolf and Marella's plane. Hawke then blows up Colonel Alazar and the rebels in the truck they were in. The MiGs arrive and start firing at Marella and Airwolf, but are shot down one by one by Hawke. Marella lands and picks up the students and Hawke tells her good job.