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The Bionic Woman was an American adventure thriller series that ran for three seasons as a spin-off of the better known Six Million Dollar Man. Debuting in 1976 The Bionic Woman told the story of Jaime Sommers, played by Lindsay Wagner a professional sportsperson who first appeared in an episode of the Six Million Dollar Man as a former girlfriend of Steve Austin, played by Lee Majors. Although the character of Jaime Sommers dies at the end of the Six Million Dollar Man story the character was revived the following year in a show of her own.

Debuting on the American network ABC in 1976 the show continued the story of Jaime Sommers who fell to Earth in a skydiving accident before being rebuilt with mechanical body parts by doctors of the Office of Scientific Intelligence. OSI officials are revealed to have cryogenically frozen Sommers in order to remove a tumor from her brain and save her life; bionic man Steve Austin believes Sommers is dead and is mourning her passing. In a number of crossover episodes Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers are reunited to fight crime, although Sommers has no memory of their former friendship before her tumor was removed.

Living in California and working as a school teacher sees Sommers having to live a double life as an agent for OSI often going undercover to spoil the plans of criminal masterminds. The Bionic Woman works for the same doctors and OSI handlers who handle Steve Austin and their stories often intertwine; some stories begin on The Bionic Woman and transfer over to The Six Million Dollar Man. Following the cancellation of The Bionic Woman by ABC the show transferred to NBC and saw some characters introduced to fill the void left by Steve Austin not transferring networks with Jaime Sommers. The final episode of The Bionic Woman entitled On The Run ties up the majority of the stories and lets fans know what the future holds for The Bionic Woman.

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  • Jaime masquerades as a bank robber to capture the leaders of a big-time theft racket, but in doing so is blackmailed into participating in a robbery by "Inky," a sympathetic character and petty thief Jaime is attempting to reform.

  • Jaime goes undercover as a salvage crew member to investigate the discovery of a skeleton bearing Oscar's brother's dog tags.

  • Jaime is frightened by a snarling, strangely illuminated Indian burial demon that confronts her while she is visiting the ranch of an Indian lore expert.

  • Jaime travels to Paris with an art forger to trap a master criminal and recover missing valuable paintings from him.

  • Jaime goes undercover as a tutor to a prince to safeguard the youth's father from assassins.

  • Jaime Sommers, pursued by troopers and guards with dogs following her prison escape, is unable to convince anyone, including Oscar Goldman, of her identity.

  • Part 1 of 2. Cooper issues a worldwide warning that he has perfected a weapon that will render Earth lifeless. Jaime is pitted against a computer devised by a scientist to blackmail the world into lasting peace.

  • An OSI cryptographer's resentment of the organization's funding of his brother's biofeedback research imperils Jaime's life.

  • Rookie police officer Jaime Sommers, on undercover assignment, is unaware that the foreign agent infiltrator she seeks has spotter her first and ordered her death.

  • Jaime and Dr. Michael Marchetti are aboard a transport plane that makes a refueling stop at a remote island. The Plane crew members apparently disappear. The island's biological research facility used by Dr. Boylin and his team shows signs of having been abandoned suddenly. Records reveal that the meteorite, now in an isolation chamber, was dug from permafrost by Dr. Boylin and his staff.

  • Disguised as a nun, Jaime uncovers an international smuggling ring that is using a covenant winery for a cover.

  • Jaime is assigned to impersonate the niece of a slippery Manfred Carstairs who expects to inherit a fortune upon the demise of brother Cyrus at the latter's eerie bayou mansion.

  • As Jaime lies near death after being beaten by robot replicas of two OSI secretaries, Steve Austin locates the compound holding Oscar Goldman and attempts to rescue him, only to discover his has walked into a trap.

  • Jamie, knowing only that an operation in which top secret information being passed in Nashville might be connected with country music star Big Buck Buckley, leaves for Nashville, accompanied by Oscar's friend, country music "pro" Muffin Calhoun.

  • Jaime poses as a blackjack dealer to work undercover aboard a luxurious seagoing casino that could be a "floating bomb".

  • Jaime Sommers competes as a professional female wrestler while searching for a missing OSI agent.

  • Jaime, on a mission to save Steve Austin's life, is attached by Bigfoot, who is controlled by rebel aliens bent on plundering the earth.

  • Jaime turns ghosthunter as supernatural forces disrupt a critical secret project in New England.

  • A woman doubles as Jaime in order to obtain top-secret material from Oscar Goldman's files.

  • Jaime is framed while acting as courier to deliver a multi-million-dollar decoder to a secret testing center.

  • Having survived a plane crash, Jaime and Dr. Wells are marked for death by three other survivors.

  • Jaime is captured by men planning to steal an atomic-powered flying suit from an air base.

  • Jaime enters an international desert auto event to retrieve a cassette vital to national security.

  • Jaime's mother supposedly returns from the dead for a last visit with Jaime.

  • Jaime enters a beauty contest in order to uncover an espionage operation that is endangering American security plans.

  • Jaime and Steve team up to stop a missile attack on Los Angeles launched from within the U.S.

  • Jaime tries valiantly to save the life of a pet lion stalked by irate ranchers.

  • A beloved school bus driver, who has been hiding out from the underworld, is found by gangland leaders.

  • Jaime, disguised as a nurse, is assigned to fly into a civil war-torn South American country to rescue the American ambassador and his wife.

  • Jaime Sommers begins a new life teaching school during the week and working for OSI on weekends.

  • Jaime Sommers, the first bionic woman, has her memory partly restored, but she can't remember having been engaged to Steve Austin.

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