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MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE
FOURTH SEASON EPISODE GUIDE

1.  The Code

September 28, 1969

"Good evening, Mr. Phelps. This man, Vincente Bravo, the dictator of Nueva Tierra, intends to launch an invasion against the neighboring democracy of San Cristobal. Within forty-eight hours, the final detail plans of the invasion will arrive, in code, from the UPR, the United People's Republic, which has sent this man, Nico Janos, to Nueva Tierra. Janos is to supervise the invasion and the installation of Bravo as President of the public regime in San Cristobal. Your mission, Jim, should you decide to accept it, is to break the code, get the details of the invasion plan, and shatter the alliance between Nueva Tierra and the United People's Republic. As always, should you or any of your IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim."

- voice on tape

Paris poses as a legendary and colorful revolutionary leader to get close to two conspirators planning an invasion and takeover of the democratic nation of San Cristobal and turn them against each other. Meanwhile, the rest of the IMF team hurries to obtain the invasion plans, decode them and relay the plans to the San Cristobal defense forces before the invasion begins.

Director: Stuart Hagmann, Writer: Ken Pettus

Guest starring: A Martinez, Joaquin Martinez, Art Lewis, Roberto Contreras, Nate Esformes, Harold Gould, Michael Constantine, Alexandra Hay, Victor Campos, Joany Playdon, Jay Tavars

The science of encoding hidden messages in pictures, as Vincente does, is called steganography. This was Leonard Nimoy's debut as Paris.

2.  Numbers Game (aka The Key)

October 5, 1969

"Good morning, Mr. Phelps. After five years in exile, General Rados Gollan, the deposed dictator of Luxania, is ready to launch the invasion which will return him to power. Such an invasion would succeed in overthrowing the present democratic regime and lead to general war in the area. Gollan intends to pay his mercenary army with funds from the six hundred million dollars he stole during his tenure of office. Your mission, Jim, should you decide to accept it, is to stop Gollan. As always, if you or any of your IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This recording will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim."

- voice on tape

The team tries to get the deposed dictator of Luxania (a lovely country, I spent a month there one week) to divulge his Swiss bank account number by tricking him into believing World War III is about to begin.

Director: Reza Badiyi, Writer: Leigh Vance

Guest starring: Torin Thatcher, May Britt, Don Francks, Karl Swenson, Than Wyenn, Gil Perkins, Vincent Deadrick, Erik Holland, Bob Bralver, Lew Palter

3The Controllers (Part 1)

October 12, 1969

4The Controllers (Part 2)

October 19, 1969

"Good morning, Mr. Phelps. The people you are looking at have become useless catatonics from being used as guinea pigs in experiments with a compound called B-230. It is a super-hypnotic, mind-controlling drug being developed by this man, Dr. Karl Turek. The solutions to Turek's problems of B-230's catatonic side effects is in the hands of two disloyal American scientists, Dr. Arthur Jarvis and his wife, Vera, who have undergone plastic surgery. Their defection in Geneva is now being arranged by this man, Colonel Borodin. Once they are working together, Turek's country will soon have the power to enslave the world. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to stop Turek and B-230. As always, should you or any of your IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim."

- voice on tape

An Eastern Bloc nation is trying to develop a mind-controlling drug, a project led by Dr. Karl Turek. Phelps devises a plan to play Turek off against a rival, Colonel Borodin. Phelps and Meredyth pose as a pair of defecting U.S. scientists, who supposedly have developed an alternative drug to the one that Turek is working on. The IMF's scheme calls for Turek to try to kill Borodin, which will result in a trial where Turek will be discredited.

Director: Paul Krasny, Writer: Laurence Heath

Guest starring: Torin Thatcher, May Britt, Don Francks, Karl Swenson, Than Wyenn, Gil Perkins, Vincent Deadrick, Erik Holland, Bob Bralver, Lew Palter

In the fist fight with a guard, the stunt double for Willy (Peter Lupus) is obviously much smaller than Lupus. In other scene, Jim is driving a late 60s sedan as he approaches the cliff. However, when he jumps out and triggers the self-destruct, stock footage of a 40's style car is used for the explosion. Stuff like this was easy to get away with when originally broadcast on home TV sets with smaller screens and no HD. Watch these shows again on a 50" screen these flaws are easier to spot.

5.  Fool's Gold

October 26, 1969

"Good morning, Mr. Phelps. One of these notes is the legitimate currency of the Kingdom of Bahkan; the other is a perfect counterfeit. They have been put into circulation by this man, Igor Stravos, of the People's Republic. He has demanded that they redeem their currency in full. If Bahkan cannot prove the notes are counterfeit, it must meet the demand. This will exhaust the gold reserve and facilitate the fall of the pro-Western government. Your mission is to get the plates and make sure they never again possess a threat. As usual, if you or any of your IM Force is caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim."

- voice on tape

To thwart a counterfeiter who has printed enough currency to claim a pro-western democracy's entire gold reserve and thus topple the government, Paris must penetrate a lethal security system to substitute defective printing plates. Meanwhile Barney and Willy must subtly destroy a vault filled with currency and substitute easily detectable counterfeits made with the substituted plates to catch the counterfeiter red-handed.

Director: Murray Golden, Writer: Ken Pettus

Guest starring: Sally Ann Howes, Nehemiah Persoff, David Opatoshu, Ronald Long, Paul Marin, Arline Anderson, Jak Brami

After Jim gets his instructions and stops the tape player, there is tape on both reels. In close-up, for the self-destruct sequence, all the tape is on the take-up reel.

When Paris is exiting the vault, the combination lock is at 10 and he turns it back to 8. As he exits, the lock is set back at 10.

Paris and crew are to counterfeit 1 million, 100 Drona notes in approximately 6 hours. This would require printing more then 46 notes a second. The press being used is not even printing 1 per second.

A key part of the IMF plan involves pumping a solvent through a fire sprinkler. But there is no explanation given for why the flame that trips the sprinkler doesn't also trip an alarm.

6.  Commandante

November 2, 1969

"Good morning, Jim. Until recently, Father Paolo Dominguin has led a democratic revolution against the cruel dictatorship that rules his country. Now, our far Eastern enemies are taking over Father Dominguin's movement. These agents are Carlos Martillo, a local insurgent, and the legendary international revolutionary, Juan Acero. They are holding Father Dominguin in the mountain village of Lagona and Acero plans to kill him as soon as he can find a way to do so without arousing the hatred of the local population. Your mission, if you decide to accept it, is to rescue Dominguin and restore his control of the revolution. As always, should you or any of your IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. Good luck, Jim."

- voice on tape

An enemy nation has hijacked a US supported revolutionary movement trying to overturn a dictatorship. The IMF posses as a religious organization seeking the release of the priest who is the true leader of the revolution. But the enemy sees through this cover and demands a shipment of guns in exchange. Further they plan to manipulate the IMF to provide an excuse to kill the priest without alienating the revolutionaries. But what's that Barney is building in an isolated location? Did Jim anticipate a double cross and plan an escape route?

Director: Barry Crane, Writer: Laurence Heath

Guest starring: Lawrence Dane, Arthur Batanides, Sid Haig, Rodolfo Hoyos, Jr, Pepe Callahan, David Sachs, Ann Morell, Robert Padilla, Victor Leona

As Barney assembles the various pieces of the helicopter, the packing crates apparently just vanish. also, even disassembled, the parts of the helicopter are significantly larger than the truck in which they were supposedly hidden from during an inspection.

7.  Double Circle

November 9, 1969

"Good afternoon, Mr. Phelps. This man, Victor Lazlo, is the eccentric art collector, who recently arranged the theft of the only copy of a new fuel formula vital to America's missile defenses. The theft was executed by Lazlo's partner, Ray Dunson, who also killed the one American scientist capable of duplicating the formula. Enemy scientists have recently solved the same problem so they don't need our copy of the formula but they will pay Lazlo handsomely for the privilege of destroying it, thereby putting us years behind them in military capability. Your mission, Jim, if you choose to accept it, is to recover the formula. As always, should you or any of your IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim."

- voice on tape

The IMF team tempts an art lover, who stole a secret missile fuel formula, to return the formula in exchange for a one of a kind art object. But he declines. So Jim begins a complex deception to convince his partner he has been double crossed. But the formula is still locked in a safe rigged to explode when enemy agents arrive.

Director: Barry Crane, Writer: Jerry Ludwig

Guest starring: Anne Francis, James Patterson, Jason Evers, Thom Barr, Robert Ritchie, Albert Sklar

Earlier in the episode a heavy false wall was lowered by Willy, with the help of some guy named Nick, through a hole cut in the ceiling. Nick is part of the mission yet his photo is not included in the opening choosing of agents sequence. Near the end of the episode the wall must have gotten lighter somehow and is no longer a two man job because Nick lifts the false wall up all by himself.

This may not be technically a Goof but we think it is. Anne Francis was this weeks guest fill-in agent for Barbara Bain who left along with husband Martin Landau over a contact dispute at the end of season three. Bain was not initially replaced because of her contract problems so this season saw a rotating female character. Didn't any producer think Anne Francis would have made the perfect permanent replacement for Bain? Honey West joins the Mission: Impossible team! How did this not happen?

8.  The Submarine

November 16, 1969

"Stelman, you yourself know whether or not you disclosed the information. That should be enough."

- James Phelps

Kruger Stelman an ex-SS officer serving time in a communist prison is kidnapped by the IMF and made to believe he is on board a submarine. The team must get Stelman to reveal the location of funds stolen by the Nazis before the military police close in on the IMF operation.

Director: Paul Krasny, Writer: Donald James

Guest starring: Stephen McNally, Ramon Bieri, William Wintersole, Albert Kramer, Steve London, Gene Tyburn

The fake submarine is said to be the U-613. In reality, the U-613 was lost with all hands in 1943.

It would have taken several months and a team of construction workers to build and equip the fake submarine, yet it was all accomplished in about a day. No one, not even a movie studio, would have had such a set just lying around.

9.  Robot

November 23, 1969

"Good morning, Mr. Phelps. You're looking at a picture of Premier Pavel Zagov taken yesterday. But Zagov died a month ago. It was kept a secret by this man, Deputy Premier Gregor Kamirov, who substituted this double called Gemini. He's forcing Gemini to keep posing as Premier Zagov until a television address two days from now when he will announce his retirement because of failing health and name Kamirov as his successor. Kamirov plans to kill Gemini, abandon his country's policy of strict neutrality, and ally with the Iron Curtain bloc. Your mission, Jim, if you choose to accept it, is to stop Kamirov. As always, should you or any of your IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five second. Good luck, Jim."

- voice on tape

Premier Pavel Zagov's death has been covered up by Deputy Premier Gregor Kamirov. He is using an actor to take Zagov's place, and endorse Kamirov as his successor. The team convinces Kamirov that another official is planning a similar coup with the help of a lookalike mechanical Zagov. Led to believe that his co-conspirators are unreliable, Kamirov takes over the alternate (IMF provided) plan which ends with him exposing his deception on national television.

Director: Reza Badiyi, Writer: Howard Berk

Guest starring: Malachi Throne, Larry Linville, Jan Merlin, Vic Perrin, Richard Anders, Socrates Ballis, Ken Delo, Sergi Tschernisch

About 30 mins into the show as the VW van passes through a check point you can clearly see the square light from the camera equipment. This is visible along with a few people in the reflection of the van.

During the team's planning meeting, a very nimble, lifelike "artificial arm" (clearly a human arm coming up through the table) is shown writing on a pad of paper. But the dexterity of the mechanical arm plays no part whatsoever in the IMF plan as executed. Through the rest of the story, it's nothing but an immobile dummy hand.

10.  Mastermind

November 30, 1969

"Good afternoon, Mr. Phelps. Blackmail evidence, which will provide organized crime with an unprecedented hold on high government officials, has been engineered by this ambitious man, Lou Merrick, who plans to turn it over to the syndicate at their convention which will be held here next week. Merrick's blackmail file is being held for safekeeping for him under close guard by his boss, aging syndicate local chief Jonas Stone, who is grooming Merrick as his successor. Your mission, Jim, if you choose to accept it, is to get his blackmail file. As always, should you or any of your IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim."

- voice on tape

The team is sent to stop a criminal who has obtain information on high ranking government officials that the Syndicate can use to coerce them. So they use the man's eagerness to be the new head of the Syndicate and a rival's dislike for him to get him.

Director: Georg Fenady / Jerry Ludwig, Writer: Jerry Ludwig

Guest starring: Lee Duncan, Alice Reinheart, Lucas White, Joel Lawerence, Ben Wright, Gerald Hiken, William Bryant, Paul Stewart, Donnelly Rhodes

When the crossword puzzle is shown in closeup, it is clear that aside from the word being entered and the words immediately surrounding that entry, the letters entered are gibberish.

Merrick's safe has a dial with sixty numbers on it, and three combination numbers. However, on the inside there are only four single-digit numbers on the tumblers. It would be impossible to dial three two-digit numbers given that.

Although Joel Lawrence's character is named Carter in the credits, everyone calls him Carson.

11.  The Brothers

December 7, 1969

"The king is dead."

- First Nurse

The IMF team is charged with the overthrow of the leader of an oil rich Arab nation to be replaced by his twin brother being held captive in an an unknown location. The IMFs team of crack medical pretenders stages an emergency organ transplant to create an opportunity to switch the brothers. But the ruthless head of the nation's military sees an opportunity to dispose of both brothers and seize power for himself.

Director: Murray Golden / Robert C. Dennis, Writer: Leigh Vance

Guest starring: Michele Carey, Lloyd Battista, Joseph Ruskin, Lee Bergere, David Fresco, Noel de Souza, Henry Brandon, Elizabeth Perry, Fred Villani, Lee Duncan

Guest star Michele Carey appeared in "Savage" (1973), an unsold TV pilot starring Martin Landau as an investigative reporter and Barbara Bain as his producer. Landau and Bain portrayed Rollin Hand and Cinnamon Carter for the first three seasons of Mission: Impossible.

12.  Time Bomb

December 14, 1969

"Good luck, Jim."

- voice on tape

Anton Malek is a mole sent years ago to monitor the nuclear program of an Iron Curtain nation. Suffering from a terminal illness Malek has become a rogue agent, and rigged a nuclear reactor to explode. Convinced by the team that his illness can be cured, Malek (unknowingly) disassembles an IMF replica of the bomb, while Barney mimics his procedure on the real device. But, Phelps suddenly realizes that Malek has discovered the deception; forcing the team to rely on intuition alone in disarming the bomb.

Director: Murray Golden, Writer: Paul Playdon

Guest starring: Barbara Luna, Bert Freed, Morgan Sterne, William Hansen, Michael T. Mikler, Jacques Denbeaux, Art Koulias, Mario Machado, Lucetta Jenison, Bob Bralver, Allen Bleiweiss, Peter Church, John Aniston

It's a science fun fact kids! The plane shown overflying is a passenger jet and not capable of supersonic flight. If it were a supersonic aircraft Bolkonsky would not have heard the aircraft before the sonic boom since it would have been traveling faster than its own sound.

13.  The Amnesiac

December 21, 1969

"Good luck, Jim."

- voice on tape

Two years earlier, a rare metal isotope important in nuclear weapons development was stolen from the U.S. and hidden in the United People's Republic. Otto Silff, one of three men involved in the theft, was killed by his co-conspirator, Major Paul Johan. Johan is planning to sell the isotope to an Asian nation that is also an enemy of the U.S. To recover the isotope before the sale takes place, Paris poses as Silff, supposedly having had a disfiguring injury coupled with plastic surgery, and suffering from amnesia, but "unconsciously" displaying characteristics of the missing Otto Silff.

Director: Reza Badiyi / Robert Malcolm Young, Writer: Ken Pettus / Robert Malcolm Young

Guest starring: Tony Van Bridge, Anthony Zerbe, Victor Paul, Philippe Nemonn, Steve Ihnat, Bruce Kirby, Julie Gregg, Lisabeth Hush, Jerry Spicer, Kurt Grayson

Paris (Leonard Nimoy) and the IMF's female operative, Monique (Julie Gregg) drop various clues that Paris is really the dead Otto Silff suffering from amnesia about his former identity. One of those clues is that he plays Otto's and Alena's "theme," which Monique even refers to as "Beyond the Shadow of Today." That is the real name of a composition written by Lalo Schifrin (who also wrote "Mission: Impossible's" famous theme music) for its sister program, "Mannix." The music was written for the similarly-titled episode "Beyond the Shadow of a Dream" from the first season of "Mannix."

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14.  The Falcon (Part 1)

January 4, 1970

15.  The Falcon (Part 2)

January 11, 1970

16.  The Falcon (Part 3)

January 18, 1970

"Stephan, it won't cost you anything to find out whether I'm lying or not. The only cooperation I want from you now is your silence."

- James Phelps

Paris masquerades as Zastro, a magician who has come to entertain during an arranged wedding between the king's sister and a ruthless usurper. After the king's sister is rescued during the wedding, the team must now turn its attention to the true heir, who's locked up in prison. Just as Jim and the others unwittingly become caught up in a royal power struggle, a bomb goes off, seriously injuring Paris and revealing his disquise.

Director: Reza Badiyi, Writer: Paul Playdon

Guest starring: Noel Harrison, John Vernon, Logan Ramsey, Marcel Hillaire, Joseph Reale, Dal Jenkins, Tony Giorgio, Josh Adams, Marjorie Bennett, Jason Heller, Jack Donner, William Visteen, John Rose, Peter Kilman, Arline Anderson

Tony Giorgio, who occasionally played small parts in the show (he appears as the Palace Foyer Guard in this episode - the fellow who almost makes Willy (Peter Lupus) open the crate holding Barney (Greg Morris), and who later tries to shoot the falcon) - was also a skilled magician. He taught Leonard Nimoy the conjuring tricks, such as making a golden egg and coins appears, that Nimoy performs in this episode in his guise as "Zastro the Magician".

The shots depicting Barney (Greg Morris) climbing down an elevator shaft in part three is an example of the re-use of existing footage on the show - most of it was taken from the Season 3 episode "Doomsday," which also involved the extensive use of an elevator shaft.

17.  Chico

January 25, 1970

"I can explain that!"

- Paris

Two halves of a microfilm add up to one dangerous list for the agents it will incriminate. But Barney plans to use a trained dog to retrieve it.

Director: Herb Wallerstein, Writer: Ken Pettus

Guest starring: Chuck Hicks, Jay Tavars, Gregory Sierra, Jock Gaynor, Thomas A. Geas, Percy Rodriguez, Fernando Lamas

18.  Gitano

February 1, 1970

"Good morning, Mr. Phelps. General Aragas, Regent of the Kingdom of Saudia, plans to murder young King Victor and make it appear that his uncle, Grand Duke Clements of Montagno, was responsible for the crime. By disposing of the royal family in this way, Aragas will make himself permanent ruler and embark on a course of international adventurism that will engulf the whole region in war. Your mission, Jim, should you choose to accept it, is to stop Aragas. As always, should you or any member of your IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim."

- voice on tape

The teen-aged king of a small central European principality has been convinced, falsely, that his regent intends to harm him, and so he has taken refuge in a neighboring country where he is under the "protection" of strongman General Aragas. But Aragas in fact is the one who intends to kill the young ruler. The IMF arranges for an attempted "kidnapping" of the boy during a journey, and then to have him be "found" by a traveling group of gypsies -- putting him temporarily out of Gen. Aragas' hands, so that the IMF can show the boy that Aragas in fact intends to kill him.

Director: Barry Crane, Writer: Laurence Heath

Guest starring: Margarita Cordova, Peter Mark Richman, Rudy Solari, Barry Atwater, Barry Williams, Roberto Contreras, Robert Carricart, John Rayner, Leo G. Morrell, Richard Romanos, Jack Baker, Ted White, James Turley

19.  Phantoms

February 8, 1970

"Good morning, Mr. Phelps. Leo Vorka, the aging dictator, has assigned the notorious Georgi Kull to begin a purge which will decimate his country's young artists. If carried out, such a bloodbath would crush all hope for the new generation that is friendly to the West. Your mission, Jim, should you decide to accept it, is to remove Vorka from power and ensure Deputy Premier Bartzin's succession to the Premiership. As usual, should you or any member of your IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim."

- voice on tape

A murderous dictator's belief in ghosts is used against him when Barney fashions a clever system that projects spirits of his dead victims before his eyes.

Director: Marvin Chomsky, Writer: Laurence Heath

Guest starring: Ralph Leabow, Walter Alzmann, Eli Behar, Jack Barnardi, Ben Astar, Ivor Barry, Michael Baseleon, Jeff Pomerantz, Antoinette Bower, Luther Adler, Gregory Sierra

When Paris is applying makeup to Nora's face, he checks a photograph and then looks at Nora, who has two dark lines under her left eye. The camera cuts to a shot from behind Nora showing him using a brush on her, and when the camera cuts back to her face Paris is just applying the second line.

20.  Terror

February 15, 1970

"Good morning, Mr. Phelps. The Middle East's most ruthless terrorist, Ismet El Kabir, who has been sentenced to death for mass murder, is about to be pardoned and released. A proclamation by his secret supporter, Ahmed Vassier, the Propaganda Minister of Suroq, will declare that El Kabir committed his crimes only out of concern for his people. El Kabir's release would signal a terror uprising that could engulf the whole region in war. Your mission, Jim, should you choose to accept it, is to see that El Kabir is not released. As usual, should you or any member of your IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim."

- voice on tape

Jim and his team must infiltrate a prison in order to block the release of a ruthless Middle Eastern terrorist about to be pardoned.

Director: Marvin Chomsky, Writer: Laurence Heath

Guest starring: David Opatoshu, Joe De Santis, Arlene Martel, Michael Tolan, Ronald Feinberg, Blaizdell MaKee, Leland Murray

Arlene Martel (Athena) is known to fans of Star Trek: The Original Series as T'Pring, Spock's (Leonard Nimoy) Vulcan bride. She also frequently starred as "Tiger" on Hogan's Heroes (1965).

When Barney is pouring the nitroglycerine into the bottle you can hear it splashing as it falls. Nitroglycerine is unstable, especially when warm and doing it this way would result in an explosion. The only semi-safe way would be to tilt the bottle and let the nitro slide down the wall of the bottle.

When Barney's fake ID card is shown to the camera, it shows his name as Ahmed Mahal and his rank as "Sargent". If a Middle Eastern army is obligingly going to print its ID cards in English rather than Arabic, they'd be sure to spell it correctly.

21.  Lover's Knot

February 22, 1970

"She's totally committed, Paris. You aren't her target,
but as soon as you are, she'll treat you as coldly..."

- Jim Phelps

The IMF's task is to find out who is running a U.K. spy ring. The team's lead is Lady Cora Weston, who seduces men in sensitive intelligence positions. Phelps' plan calls for him to pose as a U.S. naval officer who will be Lady Cora's next target. The plan is complicated when Lady Cora falls for Paris, posing as another U.S. official. Paris also falls for Lady Cora. These entanglements become even more complicated when the IMF discovers the identify of the spy ring's leader.

Director: Reza Badiyi, Writer: Laurence Heath

Guest starring: Jane Merrow, John Williams, Don Knight, Jerry Douglas, Charles Macaulay, Peter Ashton, William Beckley, Ford Lile, George Wilbur, Tony Giorgio, Vic Perrin

Guest star Jane Merrow played Susan Rushton in The Avengers' "Mission... Highly Improbable" in 1967.

Other guest star Jerry Douglas was married to last week's guest star Arlene Martel (1962 - 1973)

The steering wheel on Lord Weston's Rolls Royce is on the left side. The cars in England have the steering wheel on the right side. Early in the episode, as Paris and Lady Weston go horseback riding, the trees have red and orange leaves and she remarks that autumn is her favorite season. When she and Jim Phelps go to the casino a day or so later, however, the date on the check he writes is February 14th, 1970, which is almost the end of winter in Britain.

22.  Orpheus

March 1, 1970

"Good morning, Mr. Phelps. All attempts to identify the enemy assassin known as Werner Stavros have failed. There are no photographs of him and his only contact is Eric Bergman of his country's internal security. Stavros' next victim is to be killed two days from now at 4:00. You mission, Jim, should you choose to accept it, is to stop Stavros and end his murderous career. As always, should you or any member of your IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim."

- voice on tape

An unknown assassin must be stopped, so Barney infiltrates the foreign agency that employs him while Jim poses as a drug addict with information to sell.

Director: Gerald Mayer, Writer: Paul Playdon

Guest starring: Jessica Walter, Albert Paulsen, Bruce Glover, Booth Colman, Gene Benton, Pitt Herbert, Allen Joseph, Bart La Rue, Pat Newby, Karl Bruck, Donna Ashbrook, Dan Deitch

23.  The Crane

March 8, 1970

"Good morning, Mr. Phelps. This is a man known only as Constantine. He's the leader of the People's Republican Army, a guerilla force which is fighting the brutal military junta that overthrew the Republic of Lagosia five years ago. The junta is headed by General of the Army Yuri Kozani. Second-in-command is Alex Strabo, Chief of the Elite National Security Force. Several days ago, the struggle against the military junta was dealt a heavy blow with the capture of Constantine. He is to be brought into the capital of Lagosia within 24 hours for execution. Your mission, Jim, should you choose to accept it, is to prevent the execution of Constantine and pave the way for his guerilla force to smash the military junta and restore Lagosia's democratic government. As always, should you or any member of your IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim."

- voice on tape

Jim and his team rescue a prisoner and place him in a spot his captors will never think to look - a conspicuous location right under their noses.

Director: Paul Krasny, Writer: Ken Pettus

Guest starring: Carl Betz, Felice Orlandi, Don Eitner, Eric Mason, George Fisher, Ralph Ventura, Micil Murphy, John Blower, Conrad Bachmann

This is the final episode with a dossier scene.

24.  Death Squad

March 15, 1970

"I'll see you again. Soon. The next time there's a showing of your paintings in the States, I promise."

- Barney Collier

Jim and Barney vacation together in a Latin American country. While there, Barney falls in love with artist Alma Ross. But the brother of the local police chief obsesses over Alma and is enraged that she and Barney are dating. He goes into her room with a knife. Barney defends Alma but in the process sidesteps the jealous man, who lunges through the window, landing on the knife. Barney is now arrested and marked for execution by the police chief, who is operating a secret death squad. Phelps summons Paris and Willy and the IMF must act fast before Barney becomes the death squad's latest victim.

Director: Barry Crane, Writer: Laurence Heath

Guest starring: Pernell Roberts, Cicely Tyson, Leon Askin, John Schuck, Richard Angarola, Valentin de Vargas, Natividad Vacio, Luanne Roberts, Trish Mahoney

There has been some fan speculation on who is Barney's wife, and the mother of his son Grant Collier in the sequel TV series. Barney refers to his wife in "The Condemned" (1988) but no name is ever given. Alma (Cicely Tyson) is the only serious romance that Barney has in the seven years of the the series, and Grant is gifted artistically (a trait he got from his mother?) as well as technically making Alma the only on-screen character who qualifies.

25.  The Choice

March 22, 1970

"Then the only thing we don't know is how Vautrain will try to kill us."

- Paris

The Grandduchess Theresa of the European duchy of Trent has come under the sway of a self-proclaimed mystic, the Rasputin-like Emile Vautrain. The IMF's assignment is to prevent Vautrain from using his influence over the Grandduchess to make himself ruler of Trent, turning it into a dictatorship that will ally itself with the U.S.' enemies. To stop Vautrain, the IMF relies on Vautrain's amazing resemblance to the IMF's agent, Paris (what a coincidence), in order to reveal Vautrain's true nature to the Grandduchess.

Director: Barry Crane / Henry Sharp, Writer: Ken Pettus

Guest starring: Nan Martin, Arthur Franz, Alan Bergmann, Sid Haig, Dick Poston, Josh Adams, Kurt Grayson

26.  The Martyr

March 29, 1970

"Good morning, Mr. Phelps. To counteract heavy pressure from their country's young people, Premier Anton Rojek and his special advisor, Josef Czerny, have summoned a special Congress of the government-controlled Youth Organization. Its purpose: to endorse Rojek's repressive regime. Your mission, Jim, should your choose to accept it, is to stop the Congress from being used as a rubber stamp and to expose Rojek and Czerny before the young people and the world. As always, should you or any member of your IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim."

- voice on tape

Premier Anton Rojek, the anti-Western head of an East Bloc state, plans to hold a "youth congress," hoping to get the young people of his country to endorse his repressive regime. The IMF's plan to prevent this involves the talents of folk singer Roxy, as well as having Paris pose as the missing son of the country's late President, Eduard Malik, whom many young people there still idolize.

Director: Virgil Vogel, Writer: Ken Pettus

Guest starring: Anna Lee, John Larch, Scott Marlowe, Lynn Kellogg, Ken Swofford, Peter Brocco, Ed Bakey, Buck Holland

Paris (Leonard Nimoy) is posing as a 25 year old "Peter Malek" (dialogue establishes Malek died 20 years before at age 5). Nimoy was in fact 39 at the time.

Stock footage of the young demonstrators shown during the opening credits are flipped, probably to disguise the English language signage.

After the body of the child is exhumed, Premiere Rojak says that the teeth matched the dental chart of the young Peter Malek. But earlier, when Czerny brought him the Peter Malek file, Rojek said the file was essentially useless because there was no dental chart.

When Barney enters Dr. Valari's office through the window there is a cushion in middle of the couch, but when he leaves through the window the middle cushion is missing.

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