The year begins with a two-parter in which Stetson pretends to fall for a Soviet spy, but when the plan backfires, Amanda has to prove that he hasn't been "playing footsie with the Russians," as their boss, Billy (Mel Stewart), puts it.
Once they put that business behind them, Lee proposes, and the two make (secret) plans for the future.
“His discussions always lead to a change in attitude and increased knowledge for my students,” Preston says.
“[He] makes strong connections with my students, getting them to think more critically about the ways in which homophobia, transphobia, politics, and sociological changes impact their own lives — and how they too can make a difference in terms of advocating for, and supporting, those with HIV.” The award winning journalist also excels at weaving his personal experiences into a story without making it seem all about him.
Unlike some victims, Heywood was determined to report the assault and press charges.
Two days after the attack, Heywood says he met with a Detective Johnson from the Lansing, Michigan Police Department for a victim interview and to look at photo line ups. As someone who has reported on HIV criminalization, Heywood was aware that this kind of question can be far from innocent or innocuous.
Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: By their final season, Amanda King (Kate Jackson), a mother of two, and Lee "Scarecrow" Stetson (Bruce Boxleitner), a former ladies' man, had become Agency colleagues, but they continue to keep their relationship under wraps--otherwise, they wouldn't be able to catch the bad guys.
And with the Cold War in full effect, there are plenty of Eastern bloc operatives with dodgy accents to keep them busy.
Other cases involve terrorists, kidnappers, art thieves, shady toy manufacturers, and Dotty's gambling-addicted boyfriend (though the actors who play Amanda's sons still appear in the credits, they garner minimal screen time).
In the process, evildoers poison Lee, shoot Amanda, and manipulate Billy's memories in scenarios involving familiar faces like Dennis Haysbert and Blair Underwood.
As they talked, Heywood shared that his medication had been stolen. Failing to disclose one’s HIV status prior to sex can be a crime.
Heywood believes Detective Johnson was attempting to determine whether Heywood, the victim of a brutal attack, had also committed a crime. Had I not done so, it’s possible that I myself could have faced prosecution.
After awhile, though, Amanda's mother, Dotty (Beverly Garland, delightful as ever), and others start to catch on.