Welcome to my Bionic Woman episode guide. Here you can find out some details about the fictional character of Jaime Sommers, as well as episode synopses. Reviews, articles, and much more will be added soon. This page was last updated August 2001.
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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JAIME SOMMERS
Born in 1949, Jaime is the daughter of James and Ann Sommers. Jaime had an adventurous childhood in Ojai, California and showed high potential in the sport of tennis. Her parents were political science college professors but unbeknownst to Jaime, they also worked undercover for the United States government. Sadly, James and Ann were killed (presumably murdered) in a car accident on April 16, 1966.
Long time family friends Jim and Helen Elgin became Jaime's legal guardians. She and Helen's son Steve Austin became high school sweethearts for a brief time but he left Ojai to go to college and later to join the Air Force and space program. Jaime graduated from high school and went on to study at Carnegie Tech. She majored in education with plans to become a schoolteacher but the tennis circuit was also calling her. After receiving her teaching degree, Jaime became a profession tennis player. By 1975 she had won many major tournaments and was ranked among the top five lady pros. On a visit home to Ojai, Jaime was reunited with Steve Austin (now a colonel and former astronaut). With some matchmaking from Steve's mom, Jaime and Steve's relationship quickly blossomed but their happiness was replaced by tragedy when the couple went skydiving. Jaime's parachute ripped and she plummeted to the earth. Her injuries were critical with both legs and her right arm crushed beyond repair. Severe head trauma had also caused damage to her right ear. Steve, who was deeply in love with Jaime, contacted his boss Oscar Goldman at the Office of Scientific Intelligence (OSI) and pleaded with him until he authorised a top secret procedure - bionic replacement. Steve knew that it was the only way to save Jaime, because the government had performed the same experimental operation on him two years prior.
Under the skilled hands of Dr. Rudy Wells, Jaime's surgery was a success. Her badly damaged arm, legs, and inner ear were replaced with state of the art electronic prosthesis. However, Jaime soon learned that her new limbs greatly surpassed the performance of her own flesh and blood. It seemed that she and Steve were truly made for each other. The world's first bionic man and woman were in the midst of planning their wedding when something went terribly wrong. Jaime's body rejected the bionic implants. Emergency surgery was performed to save her but it was fruitless. With Steve by her side, Jaime died on the operating table.
Miraculously, Jaime's life did not end here....
Dr. Michael Marchetti used an experimental cryogenic procedure to cool her body and prevent cellular damage. This gave the doctors time to repair the massive cerebral clot, which had ended her life. Her heart was restarted and she was rescued from death. However, the radical operation was not a complete success. Jaime had suffered brain damage and the memories of her past life were gone. Another surgery restored many of her memories but the feelings of love that she had felt for Steve seemed unrecoverable. Jaime's extraordinary strength ruled out a return to the tennis circuit, so she decided to return to Ojai to put down some roots. She moved into an apartment situated on Jim and Helen Elgin's ranch. She also got a job teaching school at the Ventura Air Force Base. Jaime felt very indebted to Oscar and the government for saving her life and she insisted that Oscar contact her if the OSI should need an agent with her special abilities. Oscar did call on Jaime, and from 1976 through 1978 she was sent on numerous missions. Jaime became involved with fellow OSI agent Chris Williams and yearned for a life of her own away from the government and the constant peril of undercover work. Feeling that she had repaid her debt to the government, Jaime resigned from the OSI. However, she quickly discovered that former agents (particularly those with bionic implants) could not just resign and that the Govt. was not prepared to let her go. Jaime, realising that bionics had become a permanent part of her life agreed to return to the OSI and take occasional missions on the understanding that she would be free to pursue her life.
Jaime and Chris continued their relationship and became very happy together. After years away from the OSI, Jaime decided to accept a mission. She travelled to Budapest with Chris but the two of them were separated and Jaime was caught in an explosion. Fortunately, she was rescued and hospitalised back in the U.S. When she recovered from the concussion, she started to remember her past life and feelings for Steve. She also learned the shocking news that Chris had been held captive and killed.
With the tragedy of Chris' death in the back of her mind, Jaime continued her life working as a therapist at the Los Angeles Rehabilitation Centre. In 1987, after nearly ten years with no contact, Jaime was reunited with Steve Austin. Steve had left the OSI and had been enjoying life away from the government by running a charter boat. The couple came to terms with their years of separation and decided to see if they could rebuild their relationship. Jaime and Steve occasionally returned to the OSI in times of international crisis. Their time together proved that the love they once felt for each other had never died, and in 1989 the couple officially were engaged. During the five years that followed, Jaime became a doctor. She moved to Washington, D.C. and established a family counselling practice. Her experience with the government and top-secret clearance also opened the door for her to help government agents.
After nearly twenty years, many obstacles had stood in the way of Jaime and Steve's happiness, but their love had brought them back together and on November 29, 1994, Dr. Jaime Sommers and Col. Steve Austin finally became husband and wife...
#1 WELCOME HOME, JAIME (PART ONE)
Following brain surgery that only partially restores her memory, Jaime returns to Ojai to begin a new life as a schoolteacher. When she is involved in an accident, Oscar believes that someone is trying to kill her.
#2 WELCOME HOME, JAIME (PART TWO)
When Jaime and Oscar learn that corrupt business magnate Carlton Harris has been testing Jaime's bionic powers, she infiltrates his organisation to find evidence against him.
#3 ANGEL OF MERCY
Posing as a rescue team nurse, Jaime flies into a war-torn South American country with hot shot helicopter pilot Jack Starkey to rescue a United States ambassador and his wife.
#4 A THING OF THE PAST
Jaime tries to help a school bus driver who has been hiding out in Ojai for years, and is now being tracked down by underworld leaders who know that he once witnessed a crime.
Jaime, left in charge of Susan Victor's wild animal ranch, tries to save the life of a pet lion that is being stalked by irate ranchers.
#6 THE DEADLY MISSILES
Jaime is sent to investigate her friend J.T. Conners after an unarmed missile is launched from his estate while the U.S. missile warning system was jammed.
#7 BIONIC BEAUTY
Oscar enters Jaime as a contestant in the Miss United States Pageant in order to uncover an espionage operation that is endangering American security plans.
#8 JAIME'S MOTHER
Jaime's mother has supposedly returned from the dead for a last visit with Jaime in Ojai--knowing that foreign agents are after her and that her visit endangers Jaime's life.
#9 WINNING IS EVERYTHING
Jaime becomes Tim Sanders' navigator in an international desert auto race in order to retrieve a vital cassette tape from a foreign country.
#10 CANYON OF DEATH
Men who are plotting to steal an atomic-powered flying suit capture Jaime, and her life depends on a story-telling Indian boy's ability to convince someone that he saw a silver man in the desert.
#11 FLY JAIME
Jaime goes undercover as an airline stewardess to protect Dr. Rudy Wells and the top-secret formula that he possesses.
#12 THE JAILING OF JAIME
Jaime is imprisoned for treason after the forty million-dollar decoding device she was to deliver fails to arrive at its destination.
#13 MIRROR IMAGE
Lisa Galloway, transformed by plastic surgery into a double for Jaime, successfully assumes her identity to steal top-secret information from Oscar Goldman's files.
#14 THE GHOSTHUNTER
Jaime becomes the governess for a girl in a small New England town when the top-secret project the girl's father is working on is sabotaged.
#15 IN THIS CORNER, JAIME SOMMERS
While searching for a missing OSI agent, Jaime must compete as Savage Sommers, a professional lady wrestler.
#16 ASSAULT ON THE PRINCESS
Jaime poses as a blackjack dealer aboard a luxurious sea-going casino in order to locate two missing energy cells that can be used as bombs.
#17 ROAD TO NASHVILLE
Jaime poses as a country singer to find a missing OSI agent, and to stop the passing of top-secret information.
#18 KILL OSCAR (PART ONE)
Jaime combats female robots that Dr. Franklin is using in a scheme to kidnap Oscar Goldman and obtain an experimental weather control device.
#19 KILL OSCAR (PART TWO)
Jaime lies near death after being attacked by two Fembots. Meanwhile, Steve locates the compound where Oscar is being held and attempts to rescue him.
#20 KILL OSCAR (PART THREE)
Steve and Jaime become Oscar and Callahan's only hope of survival when Franklin uses the weather control machine to repel a military strike force from his island.
#21 BLACK MAGIC
Jaime is sent to a remote island to impersonate the niece of the Carstairs family. When the family is sent on a scavenger hunt to find their dead brother's fortune, it's up to Jaime to locate it first and obtain the formula for a top-secret alloy.
#22 SISTER JAIME
Disguised as a nun, Jaime uncovers an international smuggling ring that's using a convent winery as a cover.
#23 THE VEGA INFLUENCE
At a government base on an isolated island, Jaime is pitted against a "living" meteorite's strange ability to overpower the human will.
#24 JAIME'S SHIELD (PART ONE)
Jaime enrols as a police academy cadet to locate a foreign agent. However, she is unaware that the agent has spotted her first and has ordered her execution.
#25 JAIME'S SHIELD (PART TWO)
After graduating from the police academy, Jaime discovers that foreign agents are plotting to kidnap a visiting diplomat by impersonating the police force.
An OSI cryptographer's resentment of the organisation's funding of his brother's biofeedback research drives him to sell his new top-secret decoder on the black market.
#27 DOOMSDAY IS TOMORROW (PART ONE)
Dr. Elijah Cooper, an aging scientist, threatens the release of a doomsday device unless world peace is maintained.
#28 DOOMSDAY IS TOMORROW (PART TWO)
Jaime battles for her life as she tries to stop the launch of the doomsday device, which is now controlled by the ALEX 7000 super-computer.
#29 DEADLY RINGER (PART ONE)
A nightmare begins for Jaime when she regains consciousness in a prison cell after being switched with her surgically created look-alike, Lisa Galloway. Meanwhile, Lisa steals a top-secret experimental drug from Dr. Rudy Wells, which produces bionic-like strength.
#30 DEADLY RINGER (PART TWO)
Following her prison escape, Jaime is unable to convince anyone, including Oscar, of her true identity. Back in Ojai, Lisa tries to become Jaime Sommers, but the drug she is using to produce super-strength is slowly poisoning her.
#31 JAIME AND THE KING
Jaime becomes a tutor to a difficult young prince in order to protect his father from assassins.
#32 BEYOND THE CALL
Jaime tries to befriend a withdrawn girl who hasn't spoken since her mother's death. Meanwhile, the girl's father plans to steal a top-secret missile guidance system.
#33 THE DEJON CAPER
Jaime travels to Paris with art forger Pierre Lambert to trap a master criminal and recover valuable paintings from him.
#34 THE NIGHT DEMON
While visiting the ranch of Indian lore expert Thomas Bearclaw, Jaime is haunted by a legendary Indian burial demon.
#35 IRON SHIPS AND DEAD MEN
Jaime boards an old World War II destroyer as a member of the salvage crew to investigate the discovery of dog tags bearing the name of Oscar's brother, Sam.
#36 ONCE A THIEF
When a bumbling crook learns of Jaime's bionics, he blackmails her into helping him rob a bank.
#37 THE BIONIC DOG (PART ONE)
Jaime discovers the secret existence of the world's first bionic canine, and has five days to save him from certain death.
#38 THE BIONIC DOG (PART TWO)
When Max, the world's first bionic dog, runs off in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Jaime and an old flame follow him--into a raging forest fire.
#39 FEMBOTS IN LAS VEGAS (PART ONE)
Carl, the son of the deranged Dr. Franklin, reactivates his father's army of female robots in order to steal America's first directed energy ray weapon.
#40 FEMBOTS IN LAS VEGAS (PART TWO)
Carl demands Jaime, Oscar, and Rudy as ransom for the stolen energy ray weapon that he has launched into orbit and now controls.
When OSI scientist Billy Cole insists on riding in a rodeo competition, Jaime is sent to secretly look after him.
#42 AFRICAN CONNECTION
In order to prevent a ruthless African dictator from remaining in power, Jaime must secretly switch a rigged computer element with one that will give fair results in an upcoming election.
#43 MOTORCYCLE BOOGIE
Jaime enlists the help of daredevil Evel Knievel in an attempt to retrieve a computer tape stolen by the KGB in East Germany.
#44 BRAIN WASH
While Callahan is having her hair shampooed, Jaime overhears her revealing top-secret information, which endangers Oscar's life.
#45 ESCAPE TO LOVE
The son of an Iron Curtain scientist threatens to foul-up his own rescue when he falls in love with Jaime.
Foreign agents kidnap Max, the bionic dog,, while Jaime lies helpless in a hospital bed undergoing a bionic check-up.
#47 OVER THE HILL SPY
An elderly Soviet spy, long believed dead, threatens U.S. security, so Oscar must convince a retired OSI agent to work with Jaime and identify his Russian counterpart.
#48 ALL FOR ONE
Jaime enrols in college to stop a young computer whiz who has been stealing thousands of dollars from the OSI.
#49 THE PYRAMID
Jaime and Chris get trapped in an underground pyramid with an alien sentinel who warns them that Earth faces imminent destruction.
#50 THE ANTIDOTE
A deadly poison will kill Jaime unless she reveals the location of a secret conference in exchange for the antidote.
#51 THE MARTIANS ARE COMING, THE MARTIANS ARE COMING
While working on a project to track UFO's Dr. Rudy Wells and Ray Fisk are abducted by a flying saucer.
#52 SANCTUARY EARTH
A satellite returns unexpectedly to Earth, and Jaime discovers that a 14-year-old girl from another planet is on board.
#53 DEADLY MUSIC
An enemy scientist invents a device that attracts sharks underwater, and Jaime becomes the intended victim.
#54 WHICH ONE IS JAIME?
Oscar Goldman's secretary, Peggy Callahan, is abducted by a band of dangerous kidnappers when she is mistaken for Jaime.
#55 OUT OF BODY
When a young American Indian is framed and injured in the theft of a deadly new weapon, his spirit leaves his body and aids Jaime in the search for the real criminals.
#56 LONG LIVE THE KING
Jaime poses as a Middle Eastern king's social secretary in order to prevent his assassination during his visit to New York City.
#57 RANCHO OUTCAST
Jaime is paired with a double-crossing convict who claims he can identify the criminal that the OSI is seeking.
#58 ON THE RUN (SERIES FINALE)
To search for a life of her own, Jaime resigns from the OSI and then flees for her life when the government tries to confine her to a compound for retired agents.