A U.S. bomber crashes behind the Iron Curtain. Its Fail-Safe device, however, failed to self destruct. A brilliant U.S. scientist who defected to the unnamed country is supervising efforts to take the device apart, which will yield valuable information about the entire U.S. defense system. The IMF must recover the Fail-Safe device and abduct the scientist. As part of the plan devised by Phelps, Rollin and Cinnamon will pose as U.S. scientists on a tour. Written by
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This appears to be the first episode in the series which has a "Your mission, should you decide to accept it" scene that is not followed by the usual "Leader selects his team from his photo dossier" scene. The story moves directly from the flaming tape in the ash tray to the standard "final briefing" scene, where Jim and the usual team members (no guest stars on the good guys' side in this one) review the overall mission and the last details are confirmed. See more
When they are trying to open the device they are using small microphones to listen to the clicks of the combination lock. The "microphones" are clearly made of glass and are, in actuality, miniature light bulbs. See more