The Maltese Cow was the 13th episode of Season 2 of the NBC-TV series The A-Team, also the 27th overall episode in the series. Directed by Dennis Donnelly and written by Thomas Szollosi and Richard Christian Matheson, the episode originally aired on December 13, 1983.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Years ago, the A-Team purchased the Golden Pagoda restaurant and handed it over to Sam Yeng in gratitude for old favours. When organized crime started moving in on what they still called "their restaurant" they decided to do something about it.

Episode summary[edit | edit source]

The Golden Pagoda restaurant is owned by Sam Yeng,a good friend of the A-Team and they have helped out the Yeng's by bankrolling them, thus making them part owners of the successful eatery. Unfortunately, the Yengs have become a target for the Lung Chin, a Chinese tong that extorts protection money from area businesses. When the Lung Chin take on the A-Team, they kick over a hornet's nest, however, and things get very interesting when the team discovers that the tong is attempting to smuggle an exiled mobster back into the U.S.

Notable Organizations[edit | edit source]

The Lung Chin

Enemies[edit | edit source]

The Lung Chin

Chris Thomas

Clients[edit | edit source]

none, though Sam Yeng alerted the team to the situation

Notable Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Athens, Greece
  • Los Angeles, California

Comments[edit | edit source]

The team wasn't shy about throwing around racial slurs in this episode.

Guest stars[edit | edit source]

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