Jim pulls a "James Bond" letting himself be captured so he can become beholden to arms dealer Armand Anderssarian who can get Jim released. A classic start to an IMF con. Meanwhile Paris, Barney and Dana gamble on Anderssarian's poker compulsion to bring his overextended debt situation to a crisis. But there's a wild card in the deck; Anderssarian's ditsy mistress who is jealous of the attention he's giving Dana and has a knack for doing the wrong thing at the worst time. Written by
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This is the last MI episode Lesley Ann Warren appeared in and the much talked-about scene where she is bra-less in the see-through white top starts at the 24:30 mark when she is exiting Leonard Nimoy's hotel room. At the time it was a short-lived fad for women to go bra-less and wear see-through blouses. See more
When Mr. Phelps turns on the tape recorder, the writing on the tape recorder is backwards, indicating a reverse shot. See more
Person on Tape
[voice on tape
Good evening, Mr. Phelps. For several years, Armand Anderssarian has been one of the world's largest dealers in illegal arms. Now, Anderssarian is about to complete his biggest deal involving the purchase and resale of millions of dollars worth of American arms captured in Vietnam to guerrilla groups in key troubled areas of the world. If Anderssarian succeeds, new violence and bloodshed is inevitable. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to stop ...