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“On the Run”

S3 E22

Production 47455
Original Airdate: 13 May 1978
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Written by
Steven E. deSouza
Directed by
Thomas J. Blank
Guest Cast
Guest Star(s)
Christopher Stone as Chris Williams
Skip Homeier as Senator Renshaw
Andrew Duggan as Dep. Director Parr
Linda Wiser as Sarah
Juno Dawson as Agent Harding
Mariel Aragon as Reiko
Johnny Timko as Tommy
Robert L. Benedetti as Balloon Man
Broadcast Order
Season 3
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"Rancho Outcast" Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman
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When Jaime Sommers decides to leave the OSI, her resignation is met with opposition, forcing her to flee for freedom or be confined as property of the federal government.

Memorable Quotes[]

Jaime: (writing a letter of resignation to Oscar) I'm tired of answering the bugle. I'm tired of being called a winner just because Rudy's genius made it impossible for me to lose. And I'm tired of looking in the mirror and seeing an OSI agent instead of a woman. I'm just tired.

Oscar: Okay, you've won the first round. But I'm going to do everything in my power to stop this. I may not be able to stop this, I may not be able to keep you from making us as inhuman and as calculating as the people we're fighting against. But I can do one thing. When you're finished building that cage and you're getting ready to put her name on it, get it right, will you? It's not "Janey," it's Jaime — Jaime Sommers. Say it.
Senator: What?
Oscar: Say it!
Senator: Jaime Sommers.
Oscar: Good! Very good. Don't you ever forget it.

Jaime: Are you trying to tell me that I can't even quit if I want to? I mean, I don't understand you, I thought that I was more than just a pawn to you or even a tool. (Jaime squeezes Oscar's arm as she speaks)
Oscar: Jaime, you're hurting my arm.

Oscar: Well, I better get out of here - before I end up telling you that the NSB are on their way over here... that you've got twenty minutes to pack and to get out of here. That I might tell you to run... use all the skills that I taught you... to prevent us from paying you back in this way.

Oscar: You know, Callahan once accused me of being married to the OSI. And if that is the case, you're the closest thing to family I'll ever have. I want you to know, I'm going to miss you very, very much. But I want you to go, be free. Find whatever it is you're looking for. Because I... well... I love you.
Jaime: (crying) Oscar... I love you too. I do. And all I'm lookin' for is whatever's left of Jaime Sommers. You know, you just gave me back a big piece of her. So maybe I can find the rest, huh?

Jaime: They want to put me in a cage, Chris. Put me in a zoo. And I cannot live like that. I don't have to.

Chris: I don't believe this. We know more about what's going on in Moscow and Peking than we do at the NSB.
Rudy: It's a rotten political trick. For years now, Parr's been trying to discredit you and get the NSB to take over all the government undercover operations and he's using Jaime as a an issue to do it.
Oscar: Parr believes it's for the good of the country, Rudy. That's the trouble. He thinks he's doing the right thing.

Jaime: Three years ago they brought me back to life. I felt very grateful, okay, I said I would work for them. I decided to become an agent and go on a mission occasionally. Then occasionally became all the time. Chris, I haven't had any life of my own at all. All I have had is missions. I don't like what I have been doing and I don't like what I've become.

Tommy: You don't understand. He's not just blind, now he's different.
Jaime: Maybe what's different is the way that you're treating him, Tommy. Look, he can't play ball, so what? I mean, you know that, you both understand that. But I'll bet there's a lot of other things that haven't changed that you could be doing together, huh? He's your father, Tommy.

Jaime: I need some time to have a life of my own also. That may mean marriage, children, I don't know. But it does mean some work that I feel good about: my teaching, helping kids, something positive, because, you see, I experience the OSI as negative activity. It's fending off disaster, it's survival time, and I must have some things in my life that give me perspective, so that my work for you will mean something. Now, if that seems unreasonable, I'm sorry, but that's how I feel.


  • Unlike The Six Million Dollar Man, which ended its run with a standard story, The Bionic Woman concluded with a story that was written as a series finale — something uncommon for the era.
  • Scenes from other episodes are used when showing OSI members being surveilled; "Brain Wash," for Oscar, "The Pyramid" for Chris Williams, and "The Antidote" for Rudy Wells and Sarah.
  • Mariel Aragon who plays Reiko, also appeared as Kim Cross in the second season episode "Beyond the Call".
  • The last bionic thing Jaime does is burst a tennis ball with her hand. This is also the first bionic thing she does in the Six Million Dollar Man episode that introduced the character.
  • Another link to her first episode is that this episode features the rhyme "Humpty Dumpty", also spoken by Steve and Jaime in the first.
  • Mirroring this story, in real life, Lindsay Wagner felt that The Bionic Woman had completely taken over her life and she wanted to return to normality.
  • Jaime's mugshot in this episode was first used as part of her cover as "Blondie Malone" in "Rancho Outcast."
  • The character of Chris Williams will die while on a mission with Jaime in Budapest shortly before the events of the first reunion movie in 1987. Actor Christopher Stone died at age 55 in 1995.


  • Sarah explains to Chris that she is temporarily covering for Callahan. But would a doctor, or even a lab technician, cover for a secretary?
  • The cage which holds Reiko does not appear to be locked.