The IMF knows that within 72 hours, drug smuggler and distributor Carl Reid plans to bring the largest shipment of cocaine ever into the U.S. To learn what Reid's plans are for getting the cocaine into the country, the IMF tries to convince Reid's lieutenant, Joseph Conrad, that they've created a machine that can create pure cocaine synthetically. Conrad believes that this "miracle machine" is real, and decides to go into business for himself -- driving a wedge between him and his former boss, Reid. Written by
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Lynda Day George's (Casey) absence is explained at the beginning to the team when Phelps says that she in Europe and has verified that the drug smugglers do not know the nightclub owner's appearance who Phelps is posing for the mission. Barbara Anderson (Mimi) replaced her during her pregnancy. See more
(SPOILER) Near the end of the episode, when Joe Conrad (William Shatner) learns that the cocaine is to be delivered to the Ames Art Gallery, he races to the location, at one point almost running down a crossing guard. Jim Phelps and Willy (Peter Graves and Peter Lupus) pursue him in a van, while Barney (Greg Morris) remains at the location where Conrad learned about the art gallery. Mimi (Barbara Anderson) is shown in a hotel room, monitoring the telephone conversations at the same location as Barney. Yet when Conrad is confronted by the police at the art gallery just minutes after he arrives, all four of the IMF members (Jim, Willy, Barney, and Mimi) somehow get to the art gallery at the same time as the police. See more
Metal work. Rather impressive, don't you think? And this is the sculptor, Carl. Rene Santoro.
Senor Santoro. A beautiful piece of work.
I'm pleased that a Santoro original is to be taken to the United States, but, gentlemen, this base is wrong. It's clumsy. It flaws the work.
We don't agree. Why don't you show Senor Santoro how useful the base will be.
You're right. That's only fair.