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“The Bionic Dog”

S3 E1

Production 47418
Original Airdate: September 10, 1977
Jaime and Maximillian
Produced by
James D. Parriott
Teleplay by
James D. Parriott
Story by
Harve Bennett &
James D. Parriott
Directed by
Barry Crane
Guest Cast
Guest Star(s)
Ford Rainey as Jim Elgin
Taylor Lacher as Crosby
Carlene Watkins as Judy McHugh
Al Hansen as Trucker
Jay Fenichel as Doughnut Man
David Himes as Animal Handler
Broadcast Order
Season 3
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Jaime: How much longer?
Rudy: Forty seconds. I need at least a minute to run a cardiovascular check.
Jaime: In a minute, I could be dead, Rudy. Why don't I do it with my bionic arm? Or I could jog in place for you.
Rudy: Jog in place.
Jaime: Yeah.
Rudy: Sure. Your atomic-powered bionics don't exactly strain your heart. Now just keep going.

Rudy: It's a simple case of being in the right place at the right time.
Jaime: Just like me.
Oscar: Not quite, Babe. Max only cost a million.
Jaime: Yes, I know. Max-a-millian? (rolls her eyes)
Oscar: Was I that obvious? I really thought it was a good idea.

Jaime: Oh, my! A bionic jaw?
Rudy: Well, we figured that was one piece of equipment you'd never need.
Jaime: Hey! Dr. Wells...

Oscar: Is it possible that Max isn't rejecting?
Rudy: Are you questioning my judgement?
Oscar: I'm giving you a chance to modify your position, Rudy. To play the grey zone. If there's the slightest doubt.
Rudy: Sometimes even a good scientist lets emotion cloud his mind. Maybe I resented the way Jaime jumped on this when she found out about Max. Maybe I wanted to show her I was still in control, I don't know.

Jaime: Dear Oscar, I know that what I'm doing may seem foolish to you. I'm sorry, and I hope that someday, you'll understand. Max and I are going someplace safe, away from you and away from people. If Rudy is right and Max is rejecting his bionics, then it's only right that he has me to help him through it. He deserves a chance, Oscar. I hope someone's there to do the same thing for me when it's my turn. Give Jim and Helen my love and tell them I'll call soon. I'll be okay. We'll both be okay. I know it. Love, Jaime.


  • This was the first episode of The Bionic Woman to air on its new network, NBC. As such, with this episode Richard Anderson and Martin E. Brooks made TV history by becoming the first actors to play the same characters on two different series airing on two different networks, during the same TV season. Unfortunately, no crossover appearances by Lee Majors. However, that does not stop the script for this episode making a direct reference to Steve Austin anyway.


  • During the scene in which Jaime is lifting the barbell and Rudy is writing notes, Jaime suddenly disappears from behind Rudy. Then the shot is flopped to better align the angle to Jaime's POV.