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“The Return of the Bionic Woman (Part II)”

S3 E2

Production 43029
Original Airdate: 21 September, 1975
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Produced by
Kenneth Johnson
Written by
Kenneth Johnson
Directed by
Richard Moder
Guest Cast
Guest Star(s)
Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers
Martin E. Brooks as Rudy Wells
Dennis Patrick as Carlton Harris
Special Guest Star(s)
Richard Lenz as Michael Marchetti
Co-starring
Ford Rainey as Jim Elgin
With
George Keymas as Arkoff
Larry Delaney as Man on Tennis Court
Virginia Gregg as Mrs. Raymond
Broadcast Order
Season 3
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Related episodes
The Bionic Woman (episode)
The Bionic Woman (Part II)
The Return of the Bionic Woman
Welcome Home, Jaime
Welcome Home, Jaime (Part II)

"The Return of the Bionic Woman" is a two-part The Six Million Dollar Man story in which Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers return to their hometown of Ojai in an attempt to restore her memory.


Summary

In an attempt to restore Jaime's memory, Steve takes her back to their hometown of Ojai. She again begins to have violent headaches. Oscar Goldman sends them on a mission hoping to give Jaime some relief. The mission fails because of Jaime's condition and they return to Washington. Steve ultimately concludes that it is he who is causing Jaime's headaches and suggests Jaime continue her recovery without him at Rudy's Colorado Springs facility.

Novelization

Although not directly credited, plot elements from this episode were incorporated into the Bionic Woman novelization Welcome Home, Jaime by Eileen Lottman (published in the UK under the title Double Identity and credited to "Maud Willis").

Deconstructed

Quotes

Jaime: I grew up in Ojai too, didn't I? Yeah... and I guess you thought by me seeing the area again, it would... uh... help restore my memory, but it's no good, Steve. Every time I start to think back, there's so much pain. I have pain I can't even tell you about. I wanna look back. There's so much there - and I even feel like there's someone that I left behind... someone that I love. But that pain... it just keeps coming...
Steve: Look, I understand. How can I help you?
Jaime: Help me go forward. It just hurts too much to go back - and least for now. I... I think I have to leave Ojai and everything that went with it - just leave it behind.


Jaime: (carving a heart in a tree with her fingernail) What every woman wants: a bionic fingernail.


Jaime: I want Oscar to put me to work and use these bionics he gave me.
Steve: Jaime, I don't know...
Jaime: Oh Steve, I gotta work. I've gotta get my mind on some new things.
Steve: Look, I know what you're saying, but...
Jaime: I know I'll be alright, Steve. Between my bionics and your friendship and Michael's help we can't lose, really.


Jaime: Steve, I know I'm right, and so do you. Now you're cute, but he's not gonna look twice at your legs.


Steve: (to Michael) You brought her back to life and put her into my hands again. Now I'm putting her into yours.


Jaime: I don't know what it is, but sometimes I look at you and I get a feeling like there's something more. Was there?
Steve: I'm your friend, Jaime, always was, always will be.


Trivia

  • Virginia Gregg, who plays Mrs. Raymond, was last seen in the Pal-Mir Escort as the fruit stand owner, Sarah.

Gaffes

Storyline
  • Jim must have been informed of Steve and Jaime's bionics at some after Helen discovered the secret.
Visual
  • When Jaime strays from the ranch and heads toward town, Steve goes after her. Using his bionic eye to locate her, a solid rectangular box is seen. A few seconds later, it's back to "normal."
  • Carlton Harris is shown running in bionic-style slow-motion for a few moments as he pursues Jaime.
  • When Jaime remembers breaking the orange juice glass, the clip shown from The Bionic Woman Part I is reversed, with Jaime now on the right side of the image rather than the left (the color of the juice is correct this time, however).
Credibility
  • Jaime's sky diving flashbacks include scenes from Steve's perspective with his bionic eye grid overlay.
  • Jaime presents herself to Carlton Harris as a reporter. But... without pen and paper? Without a photographic machine? How can Harris trust on her?
  • Little is known about Melanique, however the name suggests that it has a French background.  One would presume that the safety signs in the refinery would be in French.

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