Cinnamon does her job all too well when the latest mission requires her to feign love for a vain assassin. Meanwhile, Briggs and Barney work to get an over-the-hill terrorist out of the way.


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Episode cast overview:
Willy Armitage (credit only)
Colonel Shtemenko
Andrei Fetyakov (as Hans Gudegast)
Suverin (as Joe Sirola)
Edward Colmans ...
Professor Napolsky


The IMF must protect a scientist, who had defected from the Eastern Bloc, who is to appear at a conference in the U.S. Two enemy operatives are out to assassinate the scientist. Briggs is more concerned with the younger agent, who is responsible for the deaths of 30 people, many of them women agents. Cinnamon, in her own words, is the "cheese" for the trap, while Briggs and Barney protect the scientist and get the older enemy agent out of the way. Written by Bill Koenig

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17 December 1966 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


This episode re-uses the movie theater intro from "Old Man Out" for Briggs's briefing. The cutaway shots reveal different pictures on the screen and the soundtrack contains a different message on the tape recorder. In addition, the dossier scene is taken from "Memory". This was done to accommodate Steven Hill, who refused to work on certain religious holidays. See more »


There is a significant difference in weight between a loaded gun and an unloaded one (actually - 112 grams for the weapon used in the movie, as declared by its manufacturer). It is unlikely for a professional killer to overlook it. See more »


[first lines]
Person on Tape: [voice on tape] Good afternoon, Mr. Briggs. Two espionage groups from an enemy country are engaged in a power struggle which has focused on the problem of which group will assassinate this man, Professor Napolsky, who recently defected to us. In six days, the professor must appear at a scientific conference where he will be an open target. This is Andrei Fetyakov, the number one assassin for the new young civilian group which the Secretary considers far more dangerous than the ...
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Edited from Mission: Impossible: Old Man Out: Part 1 (1966) See more »

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Decent but not among the best for season 1.
4 February 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

A scientist from the Eastern Bloc has defected and two enemy agents are planning on killing him. However, the two are rivals and instead of working together, each wants to do it themselves and in their own fashion. Colonel Shtemenko (Albert Dekker) just wants to blast the scientist. However, Adrei Fetyakov (Eric Braeden) likes to use finesse--plus he's already killed at least 30 people. Here is where the plan gets a little dicey--they want Cinnamon to vamp Fetyakov and that is a very perilous thing. As for the Colonel, Dan and Barney will take care of him themselves.

I think the best thing about this episode is watching Cinnamon go through so many fashion changes! It's like watching a Barbie fashion show--and it made me chuckle. I also laughed at the scene where she and Fetyakov were at the beach--you could tell the ocean was just a photo as the surf never moved! The same can be said about the rainbow colored scene on the balcony. Still, it's a pretty good episode overall despite these little things. The only thing is that it was set in the USA--so why not just shoot the two agents and be done with it?!

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