Mission: Impossible: Season 1, Episode 2

Memory (24 Sep. 1966)

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The IMF's target is Janos Karq, a top official of an unnamed Soviet Bloc country. Briggs enlists the help of Joseph Baresh, an alcoholic performer who has a photographic memory. Baresh will... See full summary »

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Albert Paulsen ...
Joseph Baresh
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Dimitri Soska
Eddie Carroll ...
Street Photographer
William Keene ...
Janos Karq
Heinz Brinkmann ...
1st Guard (as Heinz Brinkman)
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The IMF's target is Janos Karq, a top official of an unnamed Soviet Bloc country. Briggs enlists the help of Joseph Baresh, an alcoholic performer who has a photographic memory. Baresh will pose as an agent code-named Sparrow, who has never been apprehended by the authorities of Karq's country. (The real Sparrow has died, a fact not generally known.) The idea is that Baresh will be captured and provide information implicating Karq as a traitor. Barney, Cinnamon and Willy, along with Briggs, will engage in an unsuccessful (and fake) attempt to free Sparrow. That move will encourage the authorities to believe Baresh's story, ensuring Karq's demise. But Baresh gets a look at a list of agents in the employ of Karq's nation. Now, Briggs must stage a second escape attempt, this time for real. Rollin Hand, initially passed over for this mission, will play a small, but vital, role. Written by Bill Koenig

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The card Briggs receives says: [Front side] For your photo send one dollar to: K. L. BENDER, 171 Main Avenue, ADDITIONAL PRINTS FIFTY CENTS, 085672 [Back side] LUBJANKA MILITARY PRISON, Headquarters of DIMITRI SOSKA, Our investigations are to begin immediately. Proceed as per our previous instructions and reports as soon as possible. - - Alternate plan X59. See more »

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In the episode "Memory" Briggs and Cinnamon are seen several times driving in an old green truck. The truck has a two piece windshield with a white metal bar in the center. Throughout the episode the windshield and the metal bar disappear and reappear. It is always gone during closeups. See more »

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[Mr. Briggs initially refuses a candid street photo claim card]
Street Photographer: [insistent] Take it, Mr. Briggs.
[Mr. Briggs stops, accepts the card, and discovers a printed IM Force assignment on its reverse]
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Decent...but an interesting and unusual role for Albert Paulsen.
11 January 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Albert Paulsen made a career out of playing evil folks--particularly on "Mission: Impossible". So, when I saw him playing a member of the IM Force, I was sure surprised! Yep, one of the perennial baddies plays a good guy in "Memory"! I sure wish Anthony Zerbe or John Calicos had gotten a similar opportunity--two of my other favorite baddies from the 1960s and 70s TV shows (and frequent "Mission: Impossible" guests).

In this episode, the plan is to pretend that Baresh (Paulsen) is a wanted man code named 'Sparrow'. He is to let himself be captured by an enemy nation and the evil Soska (Leonard Stone) will interrogate him. However, Baresh is really a memory expert and his mission is to eventually betray Soska--and do it so convincingly that Soska's days will be numbered. An unusual plot--and what is more unusual is that near the end, Willy and Barney machine gun some folks in order to get away. This show almost always avoided having the good guys do the actual killing but here they cheerfully mow down a few soldiers! All in all, an interesting but not especially outstanding episode. However, considering that it's only the second show in the series, it sure seemed to his its stride quickly.


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