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 ticketed 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. Written by
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One of the few episodes that did not begin with an assigned mission. There was no self-destructing recorded message at the beginning. See more
After Paris gets the phone call from Jim Phelps alerting him that Barney Collier is in trouble, we hear him dialing the out-of-frame phone to call Willy Armitage. The dialing sounds continue, even after Paris' hand comes back up into the frame. (Definitely the "dial" sound, not the "return" sound.) See more