In a sequel to Season Six's "Casino," Jim Phelps is on vacation with Barney when he is recognized by one of the criminals that the IMF outfoxed in the earlier episode. Jim is held hostage while Barney is given an ultimatum: retrieve an incriminating letter from a safe deposit box that a former criminal intends to turn over to the authorities, or Jim Phelps will be killed. Barney enlists Casey and Willy to obtain the letter, but also has a plan to free Jim. Written by
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In the bank vault, Casey injects some quick-hardening plastic into the safe deposit box's slot for the bank's master key. Seconds later, she withdraws a perfectly-formed duplicate master key. Actually, locks of this type are constructed of a cylinder with a series of pins that lie perpendicular to the cylinder. The pins are held in place by springs, and when the grooves on the key depress the springs to the correct depths, the key is able to turn the cylinder. Injecting a molding liquid into the lock would not have created a key, but would simply have frozen the lock mechanism in place. See more
The silver-haired gentleman calls himself Fletcher. His friend calls himself Harding. Fletcher's our man.