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. Written by
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A fun connection. Jane Merrow played Susan Rushton in The Avengers' "Mission . . . Highly Improbable" in 1967. In 1970 she played Lady Cora Weston in Mission: Impossible's "Lover's Knot". She did the spoof/homage/rip-off/compliment show first. See more
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 "Feb. 14, 1970," which is almost the end of winter in Britain. See more
Commander Patterson was being blackmailed by a group of enemy agents. They were after the unscrambler code for the radio telephones here at the embassy. Something went wrong and they killed him.
Well, how did Patterson get involved in the first place?
Through Lady Weston. Seduction and blackmail. They're her weapons and she's expert with them.