Paris poses as a legendary and colorful revolutionary leader to get close to two conspirators planning an invasion and takeover of the democratic nation of San Cristobal and turn them against each other. Meanwhile, the rest of the IMF team hurries to obtain the invasion plans, decode them and relay the plans to the San Cristobal defense forces before the invasion begins. Written by
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The science of encoding hidden messages in pictures, as Vincente does, is called steganography. See more
Near the end of the episode, Paris, still in his guise as "El Lider," looks in the car where two of the Nueva Tierra soldiers sit tied up. He puts his cigar in his mouth and walks around the car to get in the van, and suddenly his cigar is noticeably longer. See more
[Jim Phelps enters a closed fun house carousel and starts the tape
Person on Tape
[voice on tape
Good evening, Mr. Phelps. This man, Vincente Bravo, the dictator of Nueva Tierra, intends to launch an invasion against the neighboring democracy of San Cristobal. Within forty-eight hours, final details of the invasion plan will arrive in code from the UPR, the United People's Republic, which has sent this man, Nikkor Janos, to Nueva Tierra. Janos is to supervise the invasion and the installation of ...