The IMF team is charged with the overthrow of the leader of an oil rich Arab nation to be replaced by his twin brother being held captive in an unknown location. The IMFs team of crack medical pretenders stages an emergency organ transplant to create an opportunity to switch the brothers. But the ruthless head of the nation's military sees an opportunity to dispose of both brothers and seize power for himself. Written by
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Michele Carey appeared in "Savage" (1973), an unsold TV pilot starring Martin Landau as an investigative reporter and Barbara Bain as his producer. Landau and Bain portrayed Rollin Hand and Cinnamon Carter for the first three seasons of Mission: Impossible, and the fourth season featured several guest female "agents" to replace Cinnamon. See more
Nothing in the dialogue of this episode suggests that the king and prince were intended by the scriptwriter to be twins. In fact, the prince is only described as being the king's younger brother and the word "twin" is never used. The idea of them being twins must have come about during preproduction so as to better facilitate the switch of siblings at the end of the show. See more
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Good morning, Mr. Phelps. The man you are looking at is King Selim III of Qamadan, a good friend of the West. Unknown to the world, the King has been imprisoned somewhere for over six months by his younger brother, Prince Samandal. With the King in his power, Samandal now controls the huge oil royalties which are Qamadan's main source of revenue. To suppress those opposing him, the Prince resorts to inhuman torture and murder, carried out by this man, Colonel Hatafis...