Mission: Impossible (season 2)

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Mission: Impossible (1966–1973) (season 2)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 25
Release
Original network CBS
Original release September 10, 1967 (1967-09-10) – March 17, 1968 (1968-03-17)
Season chronology
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List of Mission: Impossible episodes

The second season of the original Mission: Impossible originally aired Sundays at 10:00–11:00 pm (EST) on CBS from September 10, 1967[1] to March 17, 1968.[2]

Cast[edit]

Character Actor Main Recurring
Jim Phelps Peter Graves Entire season
Rollin Hand Martin Landau Entire Season
Cinnamon Carter Barbara Bain Entire Season
Barney Collier Greg Morris Entire Season
Willy Armitage Peter Lupus Entire Season

Episodes[edit]

Series
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Episode
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Title Directed by Written by Original Airdate Production
#[3]
291"The Widow"Lee H. KatzinBarney SlaterSeptember 10, 1967 (1967-09-10)33
First episode to feature Peter Graves as Jim Phelps. The IMF capture a heroin distributor and Cinnamon goes undercover as his "widow" in order to shut down part of "the Syndicate."
302"Trek"Leonard J. HornLaurence HeathSeptember 17, 1967 (1967-09-17)29
The IMF team must recover some Incan gold artifacts, but their mission is further complicated when the one man who can lead them to the stolen artifacts goes blind. Mark Lenard co-stars.
313"The Survivors"Paul StanleyWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterSeptember 24, 1967 (1967-09-24)28
The IMF team must rescue two top-secret government scientists and their wives who have been working on a revolutionary new weapon, Project 12. First production to feature Peter Graves as Jim Phelps.
324"The Bank"Alf KjellinBrad RadnitzOctober 1, 1967 (1967-10-01)30
The head of a bank in the East Zone (James Daly) murders would-be defectors after being entrusted with their money, and the IMF must eliminate him before he can use the embezzled money to launch a new Nazi movement.
335"The Slave: Part 1"Lee H. KatzinWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterOctober 8, 1967 (1967-10-08)32A
Unbeknownst to his brother, the king of a near-eastern nation is secretly practicing slavery, and the IMF team must put a stop to it. Part of the IMF's plan is to unleash a cloud of bats inside the prince's bedroom, a scene reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.
346"The Slave: Part 2"Lee H. KatzinWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterOctober 15, 1967 (1967-10-15)32B
Continuation of the previous episode. The IMF implicate the king in the slave trade by arranging to have the king's brother discover his kidnapped wife, an English woman, being bid on in a slave auction underneath the king's palace.
357"Operation Heart"Leonard J. HornJohn O'Dea & Arthur RoweOctober 22, 1967 (1967-10-22)31
When an innocent American archaeologist becomes entangled in a plot to assassinate the president of a country (Pernell Roberts), the IMF must rescue the seriously ill American and prevent the president being killed by his chief of security (Michael Strong).
368"The Money Machine"Paul StanleyRichard M. SakalOctober 29, 1967 (1967-10-29)34
An African financier (Brock Peters) is printing counterfeit currency that could destroy his nation's economy. The IMF must put him out of business and recover the stolen printing plates he is using to make the counterfeits.
379"The Seal"Alexander SingerWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterNovember 5, 1967 (1967-11-05)35
A stolen jade statuette is sacred to a small Asian country, and in order to prevent an international incident the IMF must recover it from the private high-security collection of a wealthy but paranoid American defense contractor (Darren McGavin) by using a specially trained cat named Rusty {Orangey}.
3810"Charity"Marc DanielsBarney SlaterNovember 12, 1967 (1967-11-12)36
In order to recover millions of dollars (in the form of platinum bars) stolen from the needy by a married couple (Fritz Weaver, Hazel Court) and to put a stop their charity racket for good, the IMF team goes to the couple’s estate on the French/Italian border where a group of millionaires have been invited for the collection of $1 million supposedly to build a new hospital wing. The Wayne Manor set from the 1960s TV series Batman is featured in this episode and for the first time in the series. It will be featured again in the fourth season episode "The Numbers Game" (S04/E02).
3911"The Council: Part 1"Paul StanleyWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterNovember 19, 1967 (1967-11-19)37A
By taking over honest businesses, a criminal enterprise headed by Frank Wayne (Paul Stevens) is corrupting the nation’s economy by depositing millions of dollars into Swiss bank accounts, causing an intolerable drain of U.S. gold reserves. In order to get the syndicate’s records, turn them over to the proper authorities, and put an end to the organization, Rollin poses as Wayne, and Jim poses as an ambitious prosecutor.
4012"The Council: Part 2"Paul StanleyWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterNovember 26, 1967 (1967-11-26)37B
Continuation of the previous episode. This two-part story was released theatrically outside the US as Mission: Impossible vs. the Mob.[4]
4113"The Astrologer"Lee H. KatzinJames F. GriffithDecember 3, 1967 (1967-12-03)39
When the exiled leader of a country was seized by the head of the secret police, he possessed microfilm containing the names of officials and citizens who support him which, if returned to the country, would result in their murder and kill their chance of liberation. In order to rescue him and ensure the microfilm does not return to the country, Cinnamon poses as an astrologer, and Barney and Rollin secretly board an aircraft transporting the leader and perform an in-flight rescue operation through the cargo compartment of the aircraft.
4214"Echo of Yesterday"Leonard J. HornMann RubinDecember 10, 1967 (1967-12-10)38
The head of Europe’s munitions plant (Wilfrid Hyde-White) is planning to turn over complete control of his vast industrial empire to the leader of a resurging neo-Nazi group (Eric Braeden). In order to stop them, Jim poses as an American Nazi, and Cinnamon poses as a photographer resembling the industrial leader’s former wife to re-awaken old memories of her murder committed by Adolf Hitler.
4315"The Photographer"Lee H. KatzinWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterDecember 17, 1967 (1967-12-17)40
The IMF must break the enemy's encryption code to prevent a pneumonic plague release in the United States. This was the final episode produced under the Desilu banner.
4416"The Spy"Paul StanleyBarney SlaterJanuary 7, 1968 (1968-01-07)41
A map of NATO's missile defense system must be duplicated in order to fool a female spy. This was the first episode produced for Paramount after the sale of Desilu to Gulf+Western.
4517"A Game of Chess"Alf KjellinRichard M. SakalJanuary 14, 1968 (1968-01-14)42
A gold shipment, sent to fund an anti-communist resistance movement, has been seized by the country's government and the IMF must get it to its intended recipients, but an international chess champion and con artist is also after the gold.
4618"The Emerald"Michael O'HerlihyWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterJanuary 21, 1968 (1968-01-21)43
Microfilm detailing an enemy plot is affixed to an emerald in the possession of a notorious arms dealer; the IMF must obtain the microfilm and eliminate the enemy agent who has been sent to buy the gem.
4719"The Condemned"Alf KjellinLaurence HeathJanuary 28, 1968 (1968-01-28)44
When a childhood friend of Phelps' is sentenced to death in Latin America, the IMF go "off-book" to save him. This episode has no tape scene or dossier scene, and Cinnamon Carter (Barbara Bain) does not appear, nor is she mentioned. This inspired the 1988 Australian-filmed series continuation as "The Condemned" (S01/E04) that was retold in the Middle East (Istanbul, Turkey) with Barney Collier being involved again, this time with his son Grant, in that series' first reunion of the original and revival series characters.
4820"The Counterfeiter"Lee H. KatzinWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterFebruary 4, 1968 (1968-02-04)45
The IMF must arrange the arrest of the owner (Edmond O'Brien) of a chain of medical clinics who is distributing counterfeit pharmaceuticals.
4921"The Town"Michael O'HerlihySy SalkowitzFebruary 18, 1968 (1968-02-18)46
In an "off-book" mission, Phelps accidentally discovers that a small town is filled with enemy sleeper agents; he is drugged and declared paralyzed by a stroke, but Rollin smells a rat. Will Geer guest stars.
5022"The Killing"Lee H. KatzinWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterFebruary 28, 1968 (1968-02-28)47
Conventional law-enforcement methods cannot stop a criminal mastermind, but his superstitions may be his undoing.
5123"The Phoenix"Robert TottenTeleplay: John D.F. Black
Story: Edward DeBlasio and John D.F. Black
March 3, 1968 (1968-03-03)48
A museum curator (Alf Kjellin) must be prevented from giving an experimental alloy to a foreign power.
5224"Trial by Fury"Leonard J. HornSy SalkowitzMarch 10, 1968 (1968-03-10)49
The IMF must save a Latin American political prisoner who is falsely accused of being an informant by other prisoners while being held in isolation in his totalitarian country's prison camp. This episode was filmed at the Stalag 13 set which was also in use for Hogan's Heroes.
5325"Recovery"Robert TottenWilliam Read Woodfield & Allan BalterMarch 17, 1968 (1968-03-17)50
When U.S. bomber crashes behind the Iron Curtain, the IMF must recover its fail-safe before a brilliant U.S. defector (Bradford Dillman, who previously starred in Court Martial alongside Peter Graves) can reveal its secrets to the communists.


References[edit]

  1. ^ TV Listings for September 10, 1967
  2. ^ TV Listings for March 17, 1968
  3. ^ White, Patrick J. (1991). The Complete Mission: Impossible Dossier. New York: Avon Books. ISBN 0-380-75877-6. 
  4. ^ Mission: Impossible vs. The Mob on IMDb