Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Sep 22, 1984 (120 min)
(Premiere) An automotive engineer who has been framed murder is rescued from police custody by her husband; they flee to New Orleans, beginning a cross-country odyssey to avoid the law and the real killers. Stars Kerrie Keane and Eric Pierpoint.
"V" creator Ken Johnson crossbreeds "The Fugitive" with "Hart to Hart." Instead of one vulnerable soul on the run, Johnson features a vibrant, sexy married duo (they like making love in the woods) fleeing the police and a ruthless heiress and her Nazi-like henchman.
The couple's happy world collapses when Dina Merrill, owner of an automotive firm, kills her own husband for monetary reasons. She then frames a pretty engineer who had previously rebuffed the lecherous advances of Dina's hubby in an elaborate plot, Dina recruits a look-a-like to be present at her husband's execution. The police then grab and convict the innocent woman, who did have a motive.
The framed woman's husband, a Viet vet, masterminds her breakout from jail and the two begin hunting for the look-a-like across U. S. They stop first in New Orleans, get bar jobs, help an unwed mother, and come close to grabbing this elusive mystery woman
Meanwhile, Dina's henchman plans to kill all three. The police are tracking the couple, too.