Mission: Impossible: Season 1, Episode 25

Shock (25 Mar. 1967)

TV Episode  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 84 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Wilson, a U.S. ambassador stationed in a neutral country, has been abducted by an intelligence operative of an Eastern Bloc nation. An impostor has been put in Wilson's place. Briggs & Co. ... See full summary »



(created by),
0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 6602 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
a list of 7703 titles
created 08 Jan 2012

Related Items

Search for "Shock" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Shock (25 Mar 1967)

Shock (25 Mar 1967) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mission: Impossible.
« Previous Episode | 25 of 171 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode cast overview:
Carl Wilson / Josef Gort
Peter Kiri
Stanley Waxman ...
Jonathan Davis
Pat Michenaud ...
Duv (as Patrick Michenaud)
Jean-Michel Michenaud ...
Fydor (as Gerald Michenaud)
Vic Perrin ...
Dr. Ira Drake


Wilson, a U.S. ambassador stationed in a neutral country, has been abducted by an intelligence operative of an Eastern Bloc nation. An impostor has been put in Wilson's place. Briggs & Co. have a short amount of time to get Wilson back and foil whatever plot is underway. The IMF, in turn, abducts the impostor. A disguised Briggs takes his place. The impostor, Josef Gord, awakens to find himself in an IMF-manufactured mental hospital. The question is whether the IMF can break him in time to save Wilson. Written by Bill Koenig

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




Release Date:

25 March 1967 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


This one of the first episodes where the IMF team commits murder when Briggs shoots the impostor in the head. There have been previous killings but always in self defense. See more »


Person on Tape: Good evening, Mr. Briggs. This is Carl Wilson, a special U.S. Envoy, who is about to succeed in effecting a vital exchange agreement between our country and a neutral country important to the United States. Peter Kiri, a notorious enemy agent, has kidnapped Wilson and replaced him with an impostor. Kiri's purpose must be to discredit Wilson and prevent the exchange agreement from being ratified. Wilson is still alive and being held prisoner, so any move against the impostor would bring about ...
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Rather cruel but incredibly effective.
7 February 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Carl Wilson (James Daly) is an important US ambassador. However, the enemy has apparently substituted him with a perfect fake. The Americans realize this but don't want to immediately act on this for fear that the real Wilson will then be killed. So, the team abducts the phony and place him in a fake mental hospital where they plan on breaking him. In the meantime, Briggs, in disguise, will fill in for Wilson with no one being the wiser.

The mental hospital is, of course, in some abandoned warehouse. In many ways, it's like a torture chamber where they use shock treatment and mind-altering drugs to confuse the double. And, they talk about using more of the shock treatment unless he 'opens up and talks about himself and his past' to the doctors. In other words, talk about the mission substituting him for Wilson or he'll get more 'treatment for his own good'! It's truly horrifying....and it couldn't happen to a nicer guy! The key is can they break the double before his people enact whatever sort of plan they've hatched to discredit Wilson and the United States? I loved this episode because it was so vicious. Imagine using a fake mental hospital to drive someone over the edge! A bit mean-spirited--and I liked that! Also clever and well-written.

By the way, the psychiatrist who is helping the IM team is played by familiar actor Vic Perrin. While you easily could have seen him on TV in the 60s (such as his several appearances on "Dragnet"), he is also the Control Voice from the beginning of each of the classic "Outer Limits" programs.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
"Pilot" ep review rtjoby
Landau quits! Barbara Bain fired! rtjoby
I like it, but it's Preposterous gavbrown01
Seasons 1 - 3 the best of the series? oneworld95
Smoking powersroc
Tina Louise or Joan Collins as Cinnamon Carter--? fizbin4321
Discuss Shock (1967) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: