List of Scarecrow and Mrs. King episodes

The episodes of the American television series Scarecrow and Mrs. King premiered on CBS October 3, 1983 where it ran for four seasons and 88 episodes until its conclusion on May 28, 1987. The series follows the working relationship and eventual romance between housewife Amanda King (Kate Jackson) and top secret agent Lee Stetson (Bruce Boxleitner), codenamed "Scarecrow".

Series overview

Season Episodes First aired Last aired
1 21 October 3, 1983 May 7, 1984
2 23 October 1, 1984 May 13, 1985
3 22 September 23, 1985 May 12, 1986
4 22 September 19, 1986 May 28, 1987


Season 1 (1983–84)

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"The First Time"Rod HolcombEugenie Ross-Leming,
Brad Buckner
October 3, 1983
Divorced suburban mom Amanda King is given a package at a train station and told to hand it to the man in the red hat. Boarding the train, she finds a car filled with men in red hats, so she takes the box home. With this chance meeting she becomes involved with the handsome operative Lee Stetson, codenamed "Scarecrow", and the secret U.S. agency he works for.
22"There Goes the Neighborhood"Rod HolcombEugenie Ross-Leming,
Brad Buckner
October 10, 1983
Lee and Amanda pose as a married suburban couple in order to investigate an international arms smuggling ring.
33"If Thoughts Could Kill"James FrawleyEugenie Ross-Leming,
Brad Buckner
October 17, 1983
In a hospital for a routine physical, Lee is slowly brainwashed by a former Agency physician.
44"Magic Bus"Mike VejarEugenie Ross-Leming,
Brad Buckner
October 24, 1983
After a specially designed RV is stolen, Lee and Amanda try to infiltrate the survivalist group responsible for the theft.
55"The ACM Kid"John Llewellyn MoxeyGregory S. DinalloNovember 7, 1983
The Agency must protect a 12-year-old computer whiz from Soviet agents.
66"Always Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth"Corey AllenPeter LefcourtNovember 14, 1983
When a visiting royal couple from the Middle East are targeted by assassins, Lee has to guard her husband and Amanda is asked to befriend his wife.
77"Service Above and Beyond"James FrawleyPeter LefcourtNovember 21, 1983
Amanda poses as a wealthy jet-setter to attract the attention of a fast food chain owner who may be selling military secrets to the Soviets.
88"Saved by the Bells"Winrich KolbeJoel Steiger,
Stu Kreisman
November 28, 1983
Enemy agents targeting Lee accidentally kidnap Amanda in his place, demanding the release of their agent in return for Amanda.
99"Sudden Death"Nicholas SgarroTom Sawyer,
Del Reisman
December 5, 1983
Lee and Amanda pose as a football player and a sports writer to prevent a football team owner from assassinating a foreign leader.
1010"The Long Christmas Eve"James FrawleyPeter LefcourtDecember 19, 1983
On Christmas Eve, Amanda is asked to pretend to be the long lost daughter of a turncoat to try and convince him to stay with the US. But the man in question is sought by two trained KGB thugs and they get trapped in the turncoat's cabin.
1111"Remembrance of Things Past"Sigmund Neufeld, Jr.Eugenie Ross-Leming,
Brad Buckner
January 9, 1984
After several agents are murdered and Lee is marked as the next victim, he fakes his death to track down the killer- and only Amanda and Billy know the truth.
1212"Lost and Found"James FrawleyEugenie Ross-Leming,
Brad Buckner
January 16, 1984
Helping a defecting ESP expert brings Lee in contact with the expert's wife, Lee's former love.
1313"I Am Not Now, Nor Have I Ever Been... a Spy"Nicholas SgarroPeter LefcourtJanuary 30, 1984
A case of amnesia causes Amanda to forget vital information about terrorists.
1414"Dead Ringer"William WiardJuanita BartlettFebruary 6, 1984
Amanda agrees to help the Agency with a defecting Hungarian, who looks exactly like Francine.
1515"The Mole"Russ MayberryCliff GouldFebruary 13, 1984
After failing repeatedly to catch a Bulgarian spy, Lee and Amanda are enlisted by "Blue Leader" to root out a possible mole inside the Agency.
1616"Savior"William WiardMarshall GoldbergFebruary 27, 1984
Lee appears to have left the Agency to work for an arms smuggler, who is trying to steal the latest top-secret US missile.
1717"The Artful Dodger"Christian I. Nyby, IIPamela ChaisMarch 5, 1984
An international jewel thief is breaking into military bases and stealing plans for the missile defense system, and Amanda is his unwitting accomplice.
1818"Filming Raul"Oz ScottRudolph BorchertMarch 19, 1984
A parking lot attendant films an attempted kidnapping on an Agency courier, which puts him in the targets of enemy agents.
1919"Fearless Dotty"Christian I. Nyby, IITimothy BurnsMarch 26, 1984
After Dotty accidentally receives a book containing military secrets at a used bookstore, agents stalk her trying to get it back.
2020"Weekend"Cliff BoleRudolph BorchertApril 23, 1984
Lee and Amanda pose as newlyweds at a posh resort to prevent a kidnapping.
2121"Waiting for Godorsky"William WiardRudolph BorchertMay 7, 1984
Amanda befriends a kind, elderly lady- who turns out to be a very important Russian Princess targeted by assassins before she can testify to a Congressional panel.

Season 2 (1984–85)

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
221"To Catch a Mongoose"TBATBAOctober 1, 1984
Amanda is brought to London to identify an old high school classmate the Agency believes is The Mongoose, a Carlos-type killer.
232"The Times They Are a Changin'"TBATBAOctober 8, 1984
Lee and Amanda must procure the safe return of a sixties radical, now hooked up with terrorists in Munich, and stop the assassination of an unidentified top American.
243"Double Agent"TBATBAOctober 15, 1984
An disgruntled ex-spy turned writer threatens to expose U.S. agents, including Amanda, in a tell-all book.
254"The Legend of Das Geisterschloss"TBATBAOctober 22, 1984
In Austria, Lee and Amanda must save the life of an important English agent (Jean Stapleton) and break up a top secret eavesdropping post which has been stealing secrets from Western allies.
265"Charity Begins at Home"TBATBAOctober 29, 1984
Lee and Amanda uncover a scheme to sell a secret formula that would control the price and supply of crops, enabling the owner of the formula to reap vast profits on speculation.
276"Brunettes Are In"TBATBANovember 12, 1984
Amanda is kidnapped by a white-slavery operation while she's on a courier assignment for Lee and the agency.
287"Our Man in Tegernsee"TBATBANovember 19, 1984
When Amanda is arrested in Germany for passing bogus currency, Lee pursues the counterfeiters with the help of a disgruntled local agent.
298"Affair at Bromfield Hall"TBATBANovember 26, 1984
When Lee and Amanda go to London to investigate a major security leak Amanda is drawn into a sex scandal designed to lure Lee to his death.
309"A Class Act"TBATBADecember 3, 1984
Lee poses as a new recruit while Amanda gets some official Agency training at a week-long Station One session that unmasks an Eastern block assassin who is out to kill her.
3110"Playing Possum"TBATBADecember 10, 1984
When a breach of security shuts down the Agency, Lee and Amanda pair up with a top Soviet agent to thwart a crazed Russian's attempt to set off a nuclear bomb in Washington, D.C.
3211"The Three Faces of Emily"TBATBADecember 31, 1984
British agent Lady Emily Farnsworth (Jean Stapleton) helps Lee nab a man responsible for selling stolen secret plans for a futuristic fighter plane developed by the two countries.
3312"Ship of Spies"TBATBAJanuary 7, 1985

When Lee and Amanda go on a cruise and pose as an engaged couple to investigate the disappearance of an informant, they discover a plot to smuggle gold and fund a revolution.

Nominated for Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Costuming for a Series
3413"Spiderweb"TBATBAJanuary 14, 1985
An ultra-secret operation to deliver and debrief three important Communist defectors is jeopardized by a security leak within the Agency that points squarely toward Amanda.
3514"A Little Sex, a Little Scandal"TBATBAFebruary 4, 1985
Amanda's candidacy for Arlington Mother of the Year is complicated when she witnesses the murder of a congressional aid involved in a call girl/blackmail ring.
3615"A Relative Situation"TBATBAFebruary 11, 1985
Amanda and Lee help the uncle who raised him by uncovering an Air Force officer conspiring to sell top-secret military equipment to an enemy power.
3716"Life of the Party"TBATBAFebruary 18, 1985
Amanda and Francine pose as maids to help Lee in the daring capture of a crime syndicate kingpin and some shakedown artists.
3817"Odds on a Dead Pigeon"TBATBAFebruary 25, 1985
In order to kill Lee, a ruthless killer becomes Amanda's look--alike.
3918"Car Wars"TBATBAMarch 11, 1985
While her car is in the shop, Amanda borrows one from the Agency impound lot and inadvertently becomes the target of a deadly international syndicate.
4019"DOA: Delirious on Arrival"TBATBAMarch 18, 1985

Amanda ingests a mysterious drug intended for Lee and undergoes a startling transformation in which her personality becomes the opposite of her normal self.

Nominated for Emmy Outstanding Cinematography for a Series.
4120"You Only Die Twice"TBATBAApril 1, 1985
An agent in Washington mistakenly uses Amanda's identity during a sensitive investigation. When she is killed Amanda is declared dead, and proving she's alive could be fatal.
4221"Burn Out"TBATBAApril 8, 1985
Stress and overwork seem to have taken their toll on Lee, whose burnout removes him from field duty for a desk job -- and gets him involved with subversives who give him a deadly assignment: kill Amanda King.
4322"Murder Between Friends"TBATBAMay 6, 1985
Lee and Amanda save an East African leader from a hit squad.
4423"Vigilante Mothers"TBATBAMay 13, 1985

Season 3 (1985–86)

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
451"A Lovely Little Affair"TBATBASeptember 23, 1985
Amanda enjoys her assignment to follow a charming and distinguished art restorer (Ben Murphy), who is in Washington, DC, on special assignment.
462"We're Off to See the Wizard"TBATBASeptember 30, 1985
A series of murders seem to point to Lee, who worked with -- or dated -- all of the victims. This episode won a 1986 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)"
473"Over the Limit"TBATBAOctober 7, 1985
Amanda attempts to exonerate the female head of a political action group fighting for the rights of independent fishermen.
484"Tail of the Dancing Weasel"TBATBAOctober 14, 1985
After a valuable letter from President Eisenhower is stolen from State Department files Amanda is asked to spy on Lee by a retired triple agent.
495"Welcome to America, Mr. Brand"TBATBAOctober 21, 1985

Amanda babysits a vacationing British accountant, a clumsy James Bond want-to-be who claims he has stumbled onto evidence that reveals the identity of a Soviet spy.

Nominated for Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Costuming for a Series
506"Sour Grapes"TBATBAOctober 28, 1985
Amanda and Lee investigate after three top-ranking government officials are found dead from heroine-laced wine.
517"Utopia Now"TBATBANovember 4, 1985
Amanda and Lee take to the backwoods of Virginia to spy on an outspoken tax protester who may have more than political reform on his agenda.
528"Reach for the Sky"TBATBANovember 11, 1985
When an old banker friend of Billy's is killed he leaves to investigate something called 'Cyclops', Lee and Amanda investigate, and Francine gets stressed doing Billy's job.
539"J. Edgar's Ghost"TBATBANovember 18, 1985
A former agent who preys on lonely women to get access to classified government documents seems to have stumbled upon the famed secret files of the late FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.
5410"Flight to Freedom"TBATBANovember 25, 1985
Lee and Amanda must find and save a war correspondent who has evidence that can topple a Latin American dictator and ruin the career of an American ambassador.
5511"The Wrong Way Home"TBATBADecember 2, 1985
When Amanda's ex-husband comes back to DC he is accused of murdering the Estocian Prime Minister and Lee has to investigate.
5612"Fast Food for Thought"TBATBADecember 16, 1985
Posing as brother and sister, Amanda and Lee go undercover at a fast food chain to foil a poisoning plot.
5713"One Bear Dances, One Bear Doesn't"TBATBAJanuary 6, 1986
Dotty (Beverly Garland) falls for a Russian scientist the Agency is hiding in Amanda's neighborhood.
5814"Playing for Keeps"TBATBAJanuary 13, 1986
Lee and Francine protect a spoiled tennis player whose VIP father being threatened by Soviet agents.
5915"The Pharaoh's Engineer"TBATBAJanuary 20, 1986
Lee and Amanda deal with several disappearances at an Agency retirement home that may be linked to an old, highly classified mission.
6016"The Triumvirate"TBATBAFebruary 10, 1986
Amanda accidentally receives the wrong Agency pay check -- this one is for a hired assassin.
6117"The Eyes Have It"TBATBAFebruary 17, 1986
After a car accident, a hospitalized Lee won't relax until his missing contact lens, which contains a valuable microdot, is found.
6218"Wrong Number"TBATBAMarch 3, 1986
Francine is kidnapped in Kabul to force a trade for an American mathematician with a KGB doppelganger.
6319"The Boy Who Could Be King"TBATBAMarch 10, 1986
Lee and Amanda prevent two thugs from killing a trumpet-playing monarch whose kingdom includes a rare strategic metal.
6420"Dead Men Leave No Trails"TBATBAMarch 31, 1986
When Amanda is involved in a fender bender she accidentally reveals a supposedly dead terrorist as living and preparing to strike at an Embassy gathering.
6521"Three Little Spies"TBATBAApril 7, 1986
Lee and Amanda work with rival Russian and Chinese agents to retrieve nine stolen nuclear detonators headed for Pakistan.
6622"All the World's a Stage"TBATBAMay 12, 1986

Season 4 (1986–87)

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
671"Stemwinder: Part 1"TBATBASeptember 19, 1986
During highly tense war-games a vengeful Soviet spy brands Lee and Amanda as traitors, forcing them to become fugitives.
682"Stemwinder: Part 2"TBATBASeptember 26, 1986
Lee and Amanda are in hiding, looking for Alexi and Sonja, while the Agency looks for them.
693"Unfinished Business"TBATBAOctober 3, 1986
Lee tries to learn the truth about his parents' mysterious past, and in the process uncovers a plot to assassinate a presidential candidate from a small country.
704"No Thanks for the Memories"TBATBAOctober 10, 1986
A reluctant KGB agent desperately wants to defect to the United States.
715"It's in the Water"TBATBAOctober 17, 1986
Lee and Amanda must stop a hired assassin from poisoning the Washington, D.C., water supply.
726"Night Crawler"TBATBAOctober 31, 1986
While captives of a vicious Middle Eastern terrorist--their death imminent--Lee proposes marriage to Amanda. But will she have time to answer him?
737"Billy's Lost Weekend"TBATBANovember 7, 1986
When Billy forgets an entire weekend early retirement and insanity are looking like his only explanations.
748"Photo Finish"TBATBANovember 14, 1986
When an old photograph links her to a student protest, threatening her status at the Agency, Amanda and Lee set out to prove her innocence.
759"The Man Who Died Twice"TBATBANovember 21, 1986
Lee and Amanda must solve a mystery if they are to save the lives of a Chinese trade envoy. On the personal side, they wonder if a life together would expose them to additional danger.
7610"Need to Know"TBATBADecember 5, 1986
Amanda and Lee must stop a maniacal newspaper magnate who is using his considerable power as a ploy to destroy the nation's security.
7711"Santa's Got a Brand New Bag"TBATBADecember 19, 1987
A calm Christmas Eve turns deadly when a disgruntled toy maker, who believes much more than children's toys are being made at the company where he once worked, enlists Lee and Amanda's help.
7812"Any Number Can Play"TBATBAJanuary 2, 1987
When Dotty (Beverly Garland) becomes enamored of a mysteriously debonair man, a bizarre interplay of murder and international intrigue ensues.
7913"Promises to Keep"TBATBAJanuary 9, 1987
Lee and Amanda's friend TP, the enigmatic smart guy, is accused of aiding drug lords, but the truth is much more complicated- and far more personal.
8014"Rumors of My Death"TBATBAJanuary 23, 1987
A skeleton identified as Lee Stetson is discovered in a demolished building, exposing a phoney passport ring.
8115"Bad Timing"TBATBAFebruary 6, 1987
When the Russians inject Lee with a lethal drug that leaves him with just hours to live, he and Amanda must find the antidote before time runs out.
8216"Do You Take This Spy?"TBATBAFebruary 13, 1987
A million dollar art heist and a murder get in the way of Amanda and Lee's wedding.
8317"Mission of Gold"TBATBAFebruary 20, 1987
Their honeymoon turns tragic when Amanda is critically shot in a war over gold doubloons.
8418"One Flew East"TBATBAFebruary 27, 1987
The Agency is blamed for the kidnapping of a famous poet and vocal critic of the United States. Lee and Amanda are charged to find him and exonerate the Agency.
8519"All That Glitters"TBATBAMay 7, 1987
Lee investigates when priceless jewels, stolen along with a top-secret spy list during the invasion of Grenada, are among the birthday gifts given to his former girlfriend.
8620"Suitable for Framing"TBATBAMay 14, 1987
Francine and Lee fall victim to a KGB plan to humiliate the Agency.
8721"A Matter of Choice"TBATBAMay 21, 1987
When a prison escapee who murdered two Agency contacts resurfaces at the same time as Francine's former lover--who wants to rekindle their romance--Lee suspects duplicity and works to prove a link.
8822"The Khrushchev List"TBATBAMay 28, 1987


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