21 of season 3
Patrick Boyriven
Nicholas Corea
Original airdate
March 21, 1980
David Beldon
Private island off of Maine
Preceded by
Followed by


While working for a spoiled heiress on her island estate, David finds himself at a masquerade ball, also attended by Jack McGee and a killer interested in terminating the existence of his boss.


  • Bill Bixby ... David Banner
  • Jack Colvin ... Jack McGee
  • Lou Ferrigno ... The Hulk
  • Christine De Lisle ... Diane Powell
  • Paul Carr ... Alan Grable
  • Henry Polic II ... Donald
  • Louis Turenne ... Pierce
  • Danny Dayton ... Skipper
  • Joy Garrett ... Tina
  • Robert Yannetti ... Carlo
  • Mark Thomas McGee ... Sir Francis Drake
  • Alexis Adams ... Girlfriend
  • Kathie Spencer Neff ... Inquisitor


3-54 Equinox

Ending sequence

  • This episode contains a terrific scene in which McGee corners a masked David Banner. McGee explains his motives for capturing the creature while David explains why he wants to be left alone.
  • Hulk out 1: Being trapped by McGee in a back room, and when he tries to run away, bashing his knee, crashing into a backboard, and doing generally clutzy things culminating with falling down the stairs and crashing into a giant flower pot.
  • Hulk out 2: Beaten up while trying to keep the incoherent man from stabbing the woman who accidentally locked David in the closet, and then having same man attempt to close the door to the closet on David's head.
  • The first scene of the episode shows David already transformed into the Hulk.


  • Director Patrick Boyriven was married to Mariette Hartley ("Married") at the time.
  • This episode is sometimes billed as 'Masquerade' (possibly the original working title)
  • This is the only episode in season three where the Hulk does not take off the ripped shirt
  • When the Hulk transforms back into David at the beginning, the stock footage used was from "Death in the Family" (season one)
    • Discontinuity: In the new footage the hulk has a white and red colored ripped shirt, and when he transforms back, he has a blue shirt