Partners Van Cleve and Matthew Royce have recently looted the Azteca Museum of $5 million dollars in Pre-Columbian art, which they then brought to the United States to hide. Cleve is also thought to have killed his partner, Royce, to keep the entire haul for himself. To recover the treasure, the IMF makes Cleve believe that he has begun to have precognitive visions, culminating in premonitions of a giant earthquake that will destroy a local dam, kill him, and engulf the treasure -- unless he relocates it soon. Written by
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This episode is entitled "The Western" because the climactic shootout takes place in what appears to be a western ghost town -- actually Paramount's somewhat overgrown Old West back-lot set. See more
At the beginning of the episode, one of the two IMF operatives in Miami puts on the "death mask" Casey has created to make Van Cleve (Ed Nelson) think he has the power of precognition. The man is wearing the mask when Cleve sees him on the sidewalk; then as he stumbles into traffic and is "hit" by the van he is no longer wearing the mask; then after the van "hits" him he suddenly is wearing it again and quickly tears it off. See more
I knew if I took a shot at you, you'd lead me to the right place.
It wasn't you. It was the earthquake.
Very good question.