List of Mission: Impossible episodes

List of Mission: Impossible episodes

The television series Mission: Impossible was created by Bruce Geller. It premiered on the CBS network in September 1966 and ran for 171 one-hour episodes over seven seasons, ending in March 1973.[1] The series was subsequently revived by the ABC network in October 1988, running for 35 episodes over two abbreviated seasons before ending in February 1990. This article lists episodes from both series, including both broadcast order and production order, which often differed considerably.


Series overview

Original series (1966–1973)

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release dates
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 28 September 17, 1966 (1966-09-17) April 22, 1967 (1967-04-22) December 5, 2006 (2006-12-05)[2] November 20, 2006 (2006-11-20)[3] November 30, 2006 (2006-11-30)[4]
2 25 September 10, 1967 (1967-09-10) March 17, 1968 (1968-03-17) June 5, 2007 (2007-06-05)[5] May 7, 2006 (2006-05-07)[6] April 12, 2007 (2007-04-12)[7]
3 25 September 29, 1968 (1968-09-29) April 20, 1969 (1969-04-20) November 20, 2007 (2007-11-20)[8] November 20, 2007 (2007-11-20)[9] October 29, 2007 (2007-10-29)[10]
4 26 September 28, 1969 (1969-09-28) March 29, 1970 (1970-03-29) May 13, 2008 (2008-05-13)[11] May 5, 2008 (2008-05-05)[12] May 15, 2008 (2008-05-15)[13]
5 23 September 19, 1970 (1970-09-19) March 17, 1971 (1971-03-17) October 7, 2008 (2008-10-07)[14] February 9, 2009 (2009-02-09)[15] November 6, 2008 (2008-11-06)[16]
6 22 September 18, 1971 (1971-09-18) February 26, 1972 (1972-02-26) April 28, 2009 (2009-04-28)[17] May 18, 2009 (2009-05-18)[18] October 1, 2009 (2009-10-01)[19]
7 22 September 16, 1972 (1972-09-16) March 30, 1973 (1973-03-30) November 3, 2009 (2009-11-03)[20] March 22, 2010 (2010-03-22)[21] October 1, 2009 (2009-10-01)[22]

Revival series (1988–1990)

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release dates
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 19 October 23, 1988 (1988-10-23) May 6, 1989 (1989-05-06) November 19, 2011 (2011-11-19) N/A N/A
2 16 September 21, 1989 (1989-09-21) February 24, 1990 (1990-02-24) N/A N/A N/A

Original series (1966–1973)

Season 1 (1966–1967)

Title Directed by Written by Original Airdate Production
1 1 "Pilot" Bernard L. Kowalski Bruce Geller September 17, 1966 (1966-09-17) 1
The Impossible Missions Force (IMF) must retrieve two nuclear warheads being kept in a hotel vault by a Caribbean dictator. Martin Landau "guest stars" as both IMF agent Rollin Hand and the dictator. The "hotel" exterior is the Los Angeles Griffith Park Observatory. This episode is notable as the mission instructions voiced by Bob Johnson are delivered via a vinyl LP instead of a tape. It is also the only episode written by series creator Bruce Geller
2 2 "Memory" Charles R. Rondeau Robert Lewin September 24, 1966 (1966-09-24) 3
An IMF agent with photographic memory allows himself to be captured to help discredit a politically connected mass murderer. This is the only "regular-format" episode in which the IMF does not receive its instructions via a recording - Briggs receives printed instructions on a card instead - and as such is the only "regular-format" episode in which Bob Johnson's voice is not heard. 
3 3 "Operation Rogosh" Leonard J. Horn Jerome Ross October 1, 1966 (1966-10-01) 4
When an Eastern European agent (Fritz Weaver) plans a biological attack on Los Angeles, the IMF must trick him into revealing the type and location of his devices. They convince him that it is three years into the future, that he is back in his own country, and that he is on trial for being an American spy. This is the first episode not to use the opening "apartment" sequence. 
4 4 "Old Man Out (Part 1)" Charles R. Rondeau Ellis Marcus October 8, 1966 (1966-10-08) 2
While the rest of the IMF team pose as a traveling circus, Rollin Hand gets himself put into an "inescapable" prison to try to rescue an elderly dissident scheduled to be executed within days, Catholic Cardinal Anton Vossek. Vosseck is overtly based upon József Mindszenty, and his high-profile imprisonment by a totalitarian government in the Eastern Bloc
5 5 "Old Man Out (Part 2)" Charles R. Rondeau Ellis Marcus October 15, 1966 (1966-10-15) 2
The plan hits a snag when Cardinal Vossek is transferred to another cell. 
6 6 "Odds on Evil" Charles R. Rondeau William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter October 22, 1966 (1966-10-22) 5
The autocratic prince (Nehemiah Persoff) of a small principality with a casino must be bankrupted before he can use his funds to buy weapons to attack a neighboring state. To accomplish this, the team uses a computer to predict the winning number in a roulette wheel (winning number displayed on a wristwatch), while also rigging a game of baccarat through the use of marked cards which can be seen with special contact lenses. This episode shares many similarities with Ian Fleming's Casino Royale
7 7 "Wheels" Tom Gries Laurence Heath October 29, 1966 (1966-10-29) 8
The IMF must "un-rig" an election to prevent a corrupt government from taking power. This episode guest stars Mark Lenard of Star Trek fame as an unscrupulous bureaucrat. 
8 8 "The Ransom" Harry Harris William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter November 5, 1966 (1966-11-05) 9
When a friend's daughter is kidnapped by a crime lord, Briggs calls in his IMF team to rescue her. This is the first of several episodes in which the IM Force conduct "off-book" missions, and the only one that Dan Briggs led. It is also the first instance of the IMF taking on domestic organized crime. 
9 9 "A Spool There Was" Bernard L. Kowalski Ellis Marcus November 12, 1966 (1966-11-12) 6
Rollin and Cinnamon pose as reunited ex-lovers in an unfriendly country to retrieve a spool of recording wire hidden by a dead agent. 
10 10 "The Carriers" Sherman Marks William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter November 19, 1966 (1966-11-19) 13
The IMF infiltrates an artificial American town located behind the Iron Curtain where enemy agents are trained to act and think like Americans for an unknown mission. The concept of a simulated American town being used to train agents had previously been used in the Danger Man episode "Colony Three" and would later be used in the Alias episode "Welcome to Liberty Village". This episode also shares many similarities with Ian Fleming's novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Guest stars George Takei
11 11 "Zubrovnik's Ghost" Leonard J. Horn Robert Lewin November 26, 1966 (1966-11-26) 11
In this "haunted house" episode, Rollin, Barney, and Ariana Domi (Martine Bartlett) pose as investigators of the supernatural to find out why a scientist believes the ghost of her dead husband is telling her to go behind the Iron Curtain. The opening tape sequence utilizes the same location as the germ laboratory in the previous episode, "The Carriers". 
12 12 "Fakeout" Bernard L. Kowalski Leigh Chapman December 3, 1966 (1966-12-03) 7
Cinnamon romances the ill-mannered leader of an international narcotics syndicate (Lloyd Bridges) to fool him into crossing the border into a country where American authorities can finally arrest him. 
13 13 "Elena" Marc Daniels Ellis Marcus December 10, 1966 (1966-12-10) 10
In a South American country, a female IMF agent named Elena (Barbara Luna) begins exhibiting paranoid behavior, and Rollin is assigned to find out why before she is assassinated as a precaution. The same laboratory set (and hallway with the elevator) in "The Carriers" is shown in this episode; also, an accident inside the laboratory occurs in both episodes. 
14 14 "The Short Tail Spy" Leonard J. Horn Julian Barry December 17, 1966 (1966-12-17) 14
Briggs, Cinnamon, and Barney are tasked with protecting a Cold War scientist from two rival assassination bureaus determined to liquidate him before an important conference. When Cinnamon is assigned to seduce one of the assassins to prevent the killing, he claims that he wants to defect; Briggs becomes worried that she might be falling in love with her target. 
15 15 "The Legacy" Michael O'Herlihy William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter January 7, 1967 (1967-01-07) 15
In this "treasure hunt" episode, the sons of Adolf Hitler's most trusted Nazi officers gather in Zurich, Switzerland, to locate Hitler's "lost fortune." Rollin infiltrates the Neo-Nazi cell whose members plan to uncover and use the latter $300 million legacy to launch the Fourth Reich. This is one of four episodes to be remade for the 1988 revival ("sons" was changed to "grandsons"); the others are "The Condemned," "The System" and "The Killer." This is also the only episode of either incarnation in which the villain escapes at the end. 
16 16 "The Reluctant Dragon" Leonard J. Horn Chester Krumholz January 14, 1967 (1967-01-14) 16
Rollin and Barney must convince a scientist to defect to the West and join his wife in the United States. This episode guest stars John Colicos of Star Trek fame as a ruthless security official. 
17 17 "The Frame" Allen Miner William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter January 21, 1967 (1967-01-21) 17
The IMF team pose as caterers at a lavish get-together of crime kingpins, in an effort to discredit a gangster (Simon Oakland) who has been having anti-crime elected officials killed in "accidents" and replaced with mob puppets. 
18 18 "The Trial" Lewis Allan Laurence Heath January 28, 1967 (1967-01-28) 12
Briggs poses as a would-be saboteur to orchestrate the downfall of an Eastern European secret police chief who plans to discredit the United States by convicting a US citizen of espionage at a show trial. Carroll O'Connor guest stars[24] as the target of the IMF's mission. 
19 19 "The Diamond" Robert Douglas William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter February 4, 1967 (1967-02-04) 18
When the dictator of an African nation announces plans to sell the world's largest uncut diamond in order to expand his dictatorship, the IM Force is sent to destroy him. 
20 20 "The Legend" Richard Benedict Mann Rubin February 11, 1967 (1967-02-11) 19
Briggs and Cinammon impersonate a former Nazi and his daughter who are invited to attend a reunion of aged Nazi leaders at the home of Nazi fugitive Martin Bormann, who is planning the creation of the Fourth Reich. This episode shares many similarities with Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious
21 21 "Snowball in Hell" Lee H. Katzin Judith and Robert Guy Barrows February 18, 1967 (1967-02-18) 21
The IMF must recover or destroy a vital component for a nuclear weapon that is in the hands of an evil prison warden (Ricardo Montalbán), and make sure that the warden does not give the formula to anyone else. 
22 22 "The Confession" Herschel Daugherty William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter February 25, 1967 (1967-02-25) 20
When the assassination of a U.S. senator by a Communist bloc agent threatens to lead to war between America and the Communist Bloc, Briggs and the IMF set out to prove the killing was actually orchestrated by the senator's principal backer. 
23 23 "Action!" Leonard J. Horn Robert Lewin March 4, 1967 (1967-03-04) 22
An Eastern European filmmaker plans to release a film he created to falsely allege an American war crime in Vietnam; the IMF must prove the film to be a fake. Cinnamon Carter receives the recorded instructions in this episode, the only time in the show's history that someone other than Dan Briggs or Jim Phelps ever received the briefing. The character of Dan Briggs does not appear in the episode. 
24 24 "The Train" Ralph Senensky William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter March 18, 1967 (1967-03-18) 23
The IMF team must simulate a train ride carrying a dying prime minister to a Swiss hospital, to convince the leader that his chosen successor would become an oppressive dictator upon his ascension. Beginning with this episode, appearances by Steven Hill as Dan Briggs were scaled back in preparation for his departure from the series. 
25 25 "Shock" Lee H. Katzin Laurence Heath March 25, 1967 (1967-03-25) 24
When an American envoy is kidnapped and replaced by a disguised agent planning to assassinate a U.S. diplomat, the IMF must stop the assassination and elicit the whereabouts of the real envoy out of the enemy agent. The envoy, the imposter and a disguised Dan Briggs are all played by James Daly, allowing Steven Hill to be absent for most of this episode. 
26 26 "A Cube of Sugar" Joseph Pevney William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter April 1, 1967 (1967-04-01) 25
The IMF meets drug culture as Rollin and Cinammon infiltrate a prison to recover a kidnapped agent as well as a microchip hidden within an LSD-laced sugar cube. 
27 27 "The Traitor" Lee H. Katzin Edward J. Lakso April 15, 1967 (1967-04-15) 26
Eartha Kitt guest stars as a contortionist recruited by Briggs to help discredit an agent who has defected to the enemy. 
28 28 "The Psychic" Charles R. Rondeau William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter April 22, 1967 (1967-04-22) 27
Cinnamon poses as a psychic to convince a tycoon that his life is in danger, leading to a high-stakes poker game against Rollin. This is the final episode in which Steven Hill appears as Dan Briggs. 

Season 2 (1967–1968)

Title Directed by Written by Original Airdate Production
29 1 "The Widow" Lee H. Katzin Barney Slater September 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." 
30 2 "Trek" Leonard J. Horn Laurence Heath September 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. 
31 3 "The Survivors" Paul Stanley William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter September 24, 1967 (1967-09-24) 28
The IMF team must rescue two top-secret governmental scientists and their wives who have been working on a dangerous new weapon. 
32 4 "The Bank" Alf Kjellin Brad Radnitz October 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. 
33 5 "The Slave (Part 1)" Lee H. Katzin William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter October 8, 1967 (1967-10-08) 32
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
34 6 "The Slave (Part 2)" Lee H. Katzin William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter October 15, 1967 (1967-10-15) 32
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. 
35 7 "Operation Heart" Leonard J. Horn John O'Dea and Arthur Rowe October 22, 1967 (1967-10-22) 31
When an innocent American archaeologist becomes entangled in a plot to assassinate the president of a South American nation (Pernell Roberts), the IMF must rescue the seriously ill American and prevent the president being killed by his chief of security. 
36 8 "The Money Machine" Paul Stanley Richard M. Sakal October 29, 1967 (1967-10-29) 34
An African banker (Brock Peters) is using counterfeit currency to finance his investments, and the IMF must put him out of business and recover the stolen printing plates he is using to make the counterfeits. 
37 9 "The Seal" Alexander Singer William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter November 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 American defense contractor (Darren McGavin) by using a specially-trained cat named Rusty. 
38 10 "Charity" Marc Daniels Barney Slater November 12, 1967 (1967-11-12) 36
The IMF must stop a pair of married con-artists who are running a charity scam and buying platinum with the money they are stealing. The Wayne Manor set from the 1966 TV series Batman is featured in this episode. 
39 11 "The Council (Part 1)" Paul Stanley William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter November 19, 1967 (1967-11-19) 37
In order to close down an Italian crime syndicate, Rollin poses as its don, Frank Wayne. 
40 12 "The Council (Part 2)" Paul Stanley William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter November 26, 1967 (1967-11-26) 37
Continuation of the previous episode. This two-part story was released theatrically outside the US as Mission: Impossible vs. The Mob[25]
41 13 "The Astrologer" Lee H. Katzin James F. Griffith December 3, 1967 (1967-12-03) 39
Nikolai Kurzon, the exiled leader of the Baltic state of Veyska, is kidnapped by the head of the secret police, so the IMF team must mount a daring rescue mission - somehow kidnapping an unconscious man from a plane in mid-air! 
42 14 "Echo of Yesterday" Leonard J. Horn Mann Rubin December 10, 1967 (1967-12-10) 38
An arms manufacturer is supplying arms to neo-Nazis, and Cinnamon is used to remind him of his late wife, who was murdered by Hitler. 
43 15 "The Photographer" Lee H. Katzin William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter December 17, 1967 (1967-12-17) 40
The IMF must break the enemy's encryption code to prevent a pathogen release in the United States. This was the final episode produced under the Desilu banner. 
44 16 "The Spy" Paul Stanley Barney Slater January 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
45 17 "A Game of Chess" Alf Kjellin Richard M. Sakal January 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. 
46 18 "The Emerald" Michael O'Herlihy William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter January 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. 
47 19 "The Condemned" Alf Kjellin Laurence Heath January 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. 
48 20 "The Counterfeiter" Lee H. Katzin William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter February 4, 1968 (1968-02-04) 45
The IMF must arrange the arrest of the owner of a chain of medical clinics who is distributing counterfeit pharmaceuticals. 
49 21 "The Town" Michael O'Herlihy Sy Salkowitz February 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. 
50 22 "The Killing" Lee H. Katzin William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter February 28, 1968 (1968-02-28) 47
Conventional law-enforcement methods cannot stop a criminal mastermind, but his superstitions may be his undoing. 
51 23 "The Phoenix" Robert Totten John D.F. Black (teleplay), Edward DeBlasio and John D.F. Black (story) March 3, 1968 (1968-03-03) 48
A museum curator (Alf Kjellin) must be prevented from giving an experimental alloy to a foreign power. 
52 24 "Trial by Fury" Leonard J. Horn Sy Salkowitz March 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. 
53 25 "Recovery" Robert Totten William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter March 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. 

Season 3 (1968–1969)

Title Directed by Written by Original Airdate Production
54 1 "The Heir Apparent" Alexander Singer Robert E. Thompson September 29, 1968 (1968-09-29) 52
Cinnamon impersonates a lost princess to foil the planned coup of a would-be military dictator (Charles Aidman). 
55 2 "The Contender (Part 1)" Paul Stanley William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter October 6, 1968 (1968-10-06) 54
Barney impersonates a boxer to prevent gangsters (Ron Randell, John Dehner) from corrupting U.S. sports. Sugar Ray Robinson guest stars as a gangster's henchman; Robert Conrad has a cameo as Barney's sparring partner. 
56 3 "The Contender (Part 2)" Paul Stanley William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter October 13, 1968 (1968-10-13) 55
The conclusion of the previous episode. 
57 4 "The Mercenaries" Paul Krasny Laurence Heath October 27, 1968 (1968-10-27) 51
The IMF go to Africa to stop a gold-hungry mercenary (Pernell Roberts) and his reign of terror. 
58 5 "The Execution" Alexander Singer William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter November 10, 1968 (1968-11-10) 56
To stop a brutal racketeer (Vincent Gardenia) from controlling the U.S. grocery industry, the IMF must convince his hitman to turn state's evidence. 
59 6 "The Cardinal" Sutton Roley John T. Dugan November 17, 1968 (1968-11-17) 58
To secure power, a general replaces a country's beloved cardinal with a lookalike; the team devises a plan to switch them back. 
60 7 "The Elixir" John Florea Max Hodge November 24, 1968 (1968-11-24) 59
In South America, the IMF must prevent a vain, Evita-like matriarch (Ruth Roman) from seizing power in a coup. 
61 8 "The Diplomat" Don Richardson Jerry Ludwig December 1, 1968 (1968-12-01) 53
In Paris, the IMF must discredit a rogue diplomat (Fernando Lamas) who is supplying a foreign power with U.S. defense secrets. 
62 9 "The Play" Lee H. Katzin Lou Shaw December 8, 1968 (1968-12-08) 57
The IMF must discredit a foreign minister of culture whose influence prevents his president from establishing an accord with the West. 
63 10 "The Bargain" Richard Benedict Robert E. Thompson December 15, 1968 (1968-12-15) 61
In Miami, "the Syndicate" must be prevented from funding an exiled dictator's (Albert Paulsen) plan to launch a counter-revolution. 
64 11 "The Freeze" Alexander Singer Paul Playdon December 23, 1968 (1968-12-23) 63
A bank robber (Donnelly Rhodes) plans to wait in prison on a lesser charge until the statute of limitations expires on his theft; the IMF must convince him to retrieve the loot early, before his double-crossed partners get wind of the con. 
65 12 "The Exchange" Alexander Singer Laurence Heath January 4, 1969 (1969-01-04) 60
Cinnamon is captured behind the Iron Curtain, and Phelps must kidnap, break, and trade an enemy agent before she breaks. This is the first episode which begins in medias res, showing the IMF team in the middle of an ongoing mission before Carter is captured and imprisoned. 
66 13 "The Mind of Stefan Miklos" Robert Butler Paul Playdon January 12, 1969 (1969-01-12) 62
A double agent within U.S. intelligence is being fed false information, but his suspicious handler (Edward Asner) asks for a security check. Miklos (Steve Ihnat), an enemy mastermind, is sent to investigate and the IMF must convince him that the information is true and the handler is the traitor. 
67 14 "The Test Case" Sutton Roley Laurence Heath January 19, 1969 (1969-01-19) 64
A "hired gun" bacteriologist is developing a deadly but short-lived virus for the Warsaw Pact; the IMF must eliminate him and his virus. 
68 15 "The System" Robert Gist Robert Hamner January 26, 1969 (1969-01-26) 65
When a crime boss escapes justice the IMF must trick an underling operating a crooked casino into turning state's evidence. 
69 16 "The Glass Cage" John Moxey Paul Playdon (teleplay), Alf Harris (story) February 2, 1969 (1969-02-02) 66
Barney and Willy get arrested in an Eastern Bloc nation to fake the escape of a resistance leader, who is in an escape-proof cell. 
70 17 "Doomsday" John Moxey Laurence Heath February 16, 1969 (1969-02-16) 68
When an overextended European industrialist (Alf Kjellin) tries to recover his fortunes by selling a nuclear bomb to the highest bidder, the IMF must keep the device out of the hands of third-world nations. 
71 18 "Live Bait" Stuart Hagmann James D. Buchanan and Ronald Austin and Michael Adams (teleplay), Michael Adams (story) February 23, 1969 (1969-02-23) 67
An enemy internal security chief (Anthony Zerbe) uses his own assistant (Martin Sheen) in the hope of out-foxing the IMF. 
72 19 "The Bunker (Part 1)" John Moxey Paul Playdon March 2, 1969 (1969-03-02) 69
Imprisoned underground in an Eastern European nation, a brilliant scientist is being forced to develop a deadly missile. 
73 20 "The Bunker (Part 2)" John Moxey Paul Playdon March 9, 1969 (1969-03-09) 70
In the conclusion of the previous episode, the IMF must rescue the scientist (Milton Selzer) and his wife (Lee Meriwether) before another nation's master of disguise can assassinate him. 
74 21 "Nitro" Bruce Kessler Laurence Heath March 23, 1969 (1969-03-23) 71
A near-eastern ultra-nationalist assigns a demolitions expert (Mark Lenard) to blow up his own government; the IMF must act in time. 
75 22 "Nicole" Stuart Hagmann Paul Playdon March 30, 1969 (1969-03-30) 73
Phelps, shot and captured during exfiltration, is joined by an attractive double agent (Joan Collins) - but whose side is she really on? (Unusually for a non-season 1 episode, only two regular IM Force members - Phelps and Rollin - appear.) 
76 23 "The Vault" Richard Benedict Judy Burns (teleplay), Judy Burns and John Kingsbridge (story) April 6, 1969 (1969-04-06) 72
Coup plotters (Nehemiah Persoff, Jerry Riggio) have looted a treasury to unseat a South American president (Rodolfo Acosta). 
77 24 "Illusion" Gerald Mayer Laurence Heath April 13, 1969 (1969-04-13) 74
The IMF must eliminate two of the three contenders for chief of secret police in an eastern European nation. 
78 25 "The Interrogator" Reza S. Badiyi Paul Playdon April 20, 1969 (1969-04-20) 75
An enemy officer (Henry Silva) knows a deadly secret, but is under interrogation in another hostile nation. This is the final episode to feature Martin Landau as Rollin Hand and Barbara Bain as Cinnamon Carter. 

Season 4 (1969–1970)

Title Directed by Written by Original Airdate Production
79 1 "The Code" Stuart Hagmann Ken Pettus September 28, 1969 (1969-09-28) 78
In order to stop an invasion and shatter an alliance between two countries, the IMF team must photograph and break a code in a matter of minutes. First appearance of Leonard Nimoy as Paris. 
80 2 "The Numbers Game" Reza S. Badiyi Leigh Vance October 5, 1969 (1969-10-05) 80
The IMF team tries to get a deposed dictator to divulge his Swiss bank account number by making him believe World War III is about to begin. Second episode of the series showing the Wayne Manor of the 1966-8 Batman TV series. 
81 3 "The Controllers (Part 1)" Paul Krasny Laurence Heath October 12, 1969 (1969-10-12) 76
Jim and a female agent pose as scientist who claim to have invented a new, more efficient drug which turns people into willing slaves. Their objective is to replace the real drug with a placebo. 
82 4 "The Controllers (Part 2)" Paul Krasny Laurence Heath October 19, 1969 (1969-10-19) 77
Continuation of previous episode. 
83 5 "Fool's Gold" Murray Golden Ken Pettus October 26, 1969 (1969-10-26) 83
Paris poses as a counterfeiter in order to get access to and destroy a safe containing millions worth of phony money as well as the plates used to make it. 
84 6 "Commandante" Barry Crane Laurence Heath November 2, 1969 (1969-11-02) 81
Jim and Willy pose as U. S. religious workers who are willing to trade guns in exchange for the life of an imprisoned priest who is about to be executed. 
85 7 "Submarine" Paul Krasny Donald James November 16, 1969 (1969-11-16) 85
An fanatic ex-SS officer plans to fund neo-Nazis with stolen money upon his release as a prisoner. The IMF team simulates a submarine journey to trick him into divulging his Swiss bank account number. In addition to being the only person to write for both Mission: Impossible and Joe 90, this was veteran British television writer Donald James' only script for the series (and his only work for American television). 
86 8 "Mastermind" Georg Fenady Jerry Ludwig (teleplay), Jerry Ludwig and Richard Neil Morgan (story) November 23, 1969 (1969-11-23) 79
Paris convinces a mob figure that he can read the mind of his double-crossing boss, while Barney attempts to steal an incriminating file from the boss' safe. 
87 9 "Robot" Reza S. Badiyi Howard Berk November 30, 1969 (1969-11-30) 82
A country is unaware that its premier is long dead and has been replaced by a double (both played by Leonard Nimoy) who is about to name a successor. 
88 10 "The Double Circle" Barry Crane Jerry Ludwig December 7, 1969 (1969-12-07) 84
An art lover is made to believe he can own a priceless Buddha statue. In the meantime the IMF team tries to retrieve a formula by breaking into his impenetrable safe. 
89 11 "The Brothers" Murray Golden Leigh Vance (teleplay), Robert C. Dennis (story) December 14, 1969 (1969-12-14) 86
A Middle Eastern king needs to be restored to the throne. So the IMF team simulates a kidney transplantation during which he seemingly will donate his kidney to his murderous brother. 
90 12 "Time Bomb" Murray Golden Paul Playdon December 21, 1969 (1969-12-21) 90
The IMF team must stop a terminally ill renegade Allied agent from detonating an atomic bomb in an enemy capital. 
91 13 "The Amnesiac" Reza S. Badiyi Robert Malcolm Young and Ken Pettus (teleplay), Robert Malcolm Young (story) December 28, 1969 (1969-12-28) 91
A stolen isotope could make atomic weapons affordable to every country in the world. Paris poses as an amnesia victim to retrieve the stolen isotope. 
92 14 "The Falcon (Part 1)" Reza S. Badiyi Paul Playdon January 4, 1970 (1970-01-04) 87
The IMF team must stop an arranged wedding between the king (Noel Harrison)'s sister Francesca (Diane Baker) and a ruthless usurper to the throne (John Vernon), and rescue the king, Francesca and the man she truly loves. 
93 15 "The Falcon (Part 2)" Reza S. Badiyi Paul Playdon January 11, 1970 (1970-01-11) 88
The wedding is halted when Francesca shoots herself dead… or does she? 
94 16 "The Falcon (Part 3)" Reza S. Badiyi Paul Playdon January 18, 1970 (1970-01-18) 89
The IMF launch the last stage of their plan, but time is running out… This is the series' only three-part episode. 
95 17 "Chico" Herb Wallerstein Ken Pettus January 25, 1970 (1970-01-25) 92
The IMF team plans to use a trained dog named Chico to retrieve two parts of a microfilm that, when combined, reveal a list of double agents who have infiltrated a drug cartel and who are in danger of being exposed by the microfilm. 
96 18 "Gitano" Barry Crane Laurence Heath February 1, 1970 (1970-02-01) 94
Paris, Willy and guest agent Zorka (Margarita Cordova) pose as gypsies and rescue a 12-year-old king (Barry Williams). To fool his assassins, the king has to dress up like a girl. 
97 19 "Phantoms" Marvin Chomsky Laurence Heath February 8, 1970 (1970-02-08) 95
Using a clever projection system a dictator is made to believe that he sees the spirits of his dead victims. 
98 20 "Terror" Marvin Chomsky Laurence Heath February 15, 1970 (1970-02-15) 93
Jim and his team must infiltrate a prison to block the release of a ruthless terrorist who is about to be pardoned. 
99 21 "Lover's Knot" Reza S. Badiyi Laurence Heath February 22, 1970 (1970-02-22) 96
The IMF must break a spy ring in London. Matters get complicated by the fact that Paris develops feelings for the beautiful Lady Weston, who is part of that spy ring. After that, he is cast as a jealous lover in a romantic love triangle. 
100 22 "Orpheus" Gerald Mayer Paul Playdon March 1, 1970 (1970-03-01) 97
The IMF team must stop an unknown assassin. 
101 23 "The Crane" Paul Krasny Ken Pettus March 8, 1970 (1970-03-08) 99
Jim and his team rescue a prisoner and hide him at a conspicuous location right under his captors' noses. 
102 24 "Death Squad" Barry Crane Laurence Heath March 15, 1970 (1970-03-15) 100
While on holiday with Jim, Barney kills a man in self-defense and is marked for execution by the dead man's brother (Pernell Roberts), a corrupt chief of police. The IMF team must rescue Barney before it is too late. 
103 25 "The Choice" Allan Greedy Ken Pettus (teleplay), Henry Sharp (story) March 22, 1970 (1970-03-22) 98
A mystic (Leonard Nimoy) plans to abuse his powerful influence over a duchess to ascend to the throne. 
104 26 "The Martyr" Virgil W. Vogel Ken Pettus March 29, 1970 (1970-03-29) 101
Paris poses as the son of a martyred youth leader in order to stop a dictator who plans to crush the youth movement of his country. 

Season 5 (1970–1971)

Title Directed by Written by Original Airdate Production
105 1 "The Killer" Paul Krasny Arthur Weiss September 19, 1970 (1970-09-19) 105
Lesley Ann Warren joins the regular cast as Dana. The IMF must stop a killer-for-hire (Robert Conrad) who makes all his decisions based on pure chance. 
106 2 "Flip Side" John Llewellyn Moxey Jackson Gillis September 26, 1970 (1970-09-26) 106
The IMF must bust an illegal pharmaceutical ring where a US manufacturer (Dana Elcar) sells - legally - to a Mexican businessman (Robert Alda), who then smuggles the product back across the border to a west-coast distributor (Sal Mineo). 
107 3 "The Innocent" John Llewellyn Moxey Marc Norman and Laurence Heath (teleplay), Marc Norman (story) October 3, 1970 (1970-10-03) 108
First appearance of Sam Elliott as recurring IMF team member Doug. When Barney is accidentally poisoned and subsequently caught during an attempt to destroy a computer, the IMF must persuade the only person in the area who can fill in for Barney to do the job - except he's reluctant to help and threatens to turn the team in. 
108 4 "Homecoming" Reza S. Badiyi Laurence Heath October 10, 1970 (1970-10-10) 103
Jim discovers a series of murders going on in his hometown, and he brings in the rest of the IMF team to help him get to the bottom of it. Loretta Swit guest stars. 
109 5 "Flight" Barry Crane Harold Livingston (teleplay), Leigh Vance (story) October 17, 1970 (1970-10-17) 110
In order to foil an assassination, the IMF must convince the only man (John Colicos) who knows the identity of the assassin that his plane has crash-landed onto a notorious penal colony. 
110 6 "My Friend, My Enemy" Gerald Mayer Gene R. Kearney (teleplay), William Wood and Gene R. Kearney (story) October 25, 1970 (1970-10-25) 107
While motorcycling in Europe, Paris is recognized by enemy agents, kidnapped, and brainwashed into killing his "control" - Jim Phelps. 
111 7 "Butterfly" Gerald Mayer Eric Bercovici and Jerry Ludwig (teleplay), Sheldon Stark (story) October 31, 1970 (1970-10-31) 102
Paris must impersonate a kabuki artist and Willy must fight a jujitsu master in order to expose the murder of the Japanese wife of an American businessman by her isolationist brother (Khigh Dheigh). 
112 8 "Decoy" Seymour Robbie John D.F. Black November 7, 1970 (1970-11-07) 109
The IMF must spirit the daughter of the late premier of an Eastern-bloc country - and the secret dossier he gave her - to the west out from under the nose of her brother and the country's security chief, who knows of her desire to defect and wants the secret document. 
113 9 "The Amateur" Paul Krasny Ed Adamson November 14, 1970 (1970-11-14) 112
While the IMF smuggles a secret weapon out of an Eastern-bloc country, they must contend with the meddling of a nightclub owner (Anthony Zerbe) who is not as clever as he thinks he is. 
114 10 "Hunted" Terry Becker Helen Hoblock Thompson November 21, 1970 (1970-11-21) 111
While rescuing the seriously-ill leader of an anti-apartheid movement from an African country, Barney (in Caucasian disguise) is injured and must rely on the help of a deaf-mute seamstress in order to stay out of the clutches of the police. 
115 11 "The Rebel" Barry Crane Ken Pettus (teleplay), Norman Katkov and Ken Pettus (story) November 28, 1970 (1970-11-28) 104
After a scientist is executed, the IMF must discover the location of his notebook in order to keep it out of the hands of the military, led by a scheming colonel (Mark Lenard). 
116 12 "Squeeze Play" Virgil W. Vogel David Moessinger (teleplay), Walter Brough and David Moessinger (story) December 12, 1970 (1970-12-12) 114
Paris impersonates an American mobster in order to infiltrate the Syndicate's Mediterranean branch, obtain the list of their opium suppliers, and prevent the branch's terminally-ill boss (Albert Paulsen) from perpetuating his empire. 
117 13 "The Hostage" Barry Crane Harold Livingston December 19, 1970 (1970-12-19) 117
At the conclusion of a successful mission in a Latin country, revolutionaries kidnap Paris, believing he actually is the successful American hotel magnate that he had been portraying. 
118 14 "Takeover" Virgil W. Vogel Arthur Weiss (teleplay), Jerry Thomas and Arthur Weiss (story) January 2, 1971 (1971-01-02) 118
A youth organizer is hired by a political boss and his puppet mayor (Lloyd Bochner) to foment student violence in order to make their political opponents appear weak. Dana poses as a provocateur (who is the mayor's long-lost daughter) to disrupt their plans. 
119 15 "Cat's Paw" Virgil W. Vogel Howard Browne January 9, 1971 (1971-01-09) 116
The IMF helps Barney avenge the murder of his older brother by the black Mob. 
120 16 "The Missile" Charles R. Rondeau Arthur Weiss January 16, 1971 (1971-01-16) 119
An enemy agent attempts to steal the guidance system and schematics for a top-secret missile, but the IMF has secretly switched them out for fakes in order to set enemy weapons research back. Unfortunately, the team must also contend with a psychotic mechanic who is convinced that Dana is his former girlfriend. 
121 17 "The Field" Reza S. Badiyi Wesley Lau (teleplay), Judy Burns and Wesley Lau (story) January 23, 1971 (1971-01-23) 121
In order to help Barney cross an enemy minefield and destroy a nuclear satellite, Paris impersonates the American defector who designed the minefield. But when the real defector is accused of murder, the enemy forces take Paris into custody and reactivate the mines, with Barney trapped inside the field. 
122 18 "Blast" Sutton Roley James L. Henderson and Sam Roeca January 30, 1971 (1971-01-30) 122
Jim and Dana infiltrate a crew of bank robbers in order to discover the identity of the mysterious man they're funding, who aims to eventually overthrow the US government. 
123 19 "The Catafalque" Barry Crane Paul Playdon February 6, 1971 (1971-02-06) 113
To discover the hidden location of a secret nuclear treaty and avoid a Cuban-style missile crisis, the IMF team must convince the son (John Vernon) of the country's deceased former leader that the new leader is framing him for murder. 
124 20 "Kitara" Murray Golden Mann Rubin February 20, 1971 (1971-02-20) 120
In order to free a resistance leader, the IMF uses drugs and a special light bulb to make a ruthless white provincial governor (Lawrence Dobkin) in an apartheid African nation believe he's actually black. 
125 21 "A Ghost Story" Reza S. Badiyi Ed Adamson and Ken Pettus (teleplay), John D.F. Black and Ed Adamson (story) February 27, 1971 (1971-02-27) 123
A fascist militia leader (Andrew Duggan) must be made to believe that he is seeing and hearing ghosts in order to find where he has hidden the corpse of his son, which contains the only remaining clues to the secret of a deadly nerve gas. 
126 22 "The Party" Murray Golden Harold Livingston March 6, 1971 (1971-03-06) 124
An agent of the East European People's Republic gave his wife a code representing the location of the list of his government's spies in the US, then hypnotized himself to forget the list and its location, with the wife serving as the only trigger. In order to get the list, the IMF throws a fake party at the real embassy of the EEPR. 
127 23 "The Merchant" Leon Benson Harold Livingston March 17, 1971 (1971-03-17) 115
Final appearances of Leonard Nimoy as Paris and Lesley Ann Warren as Dana. The IMF uses a rigged card game in order to bankrupt an illegal arms dealer (George Sanders). But when the computer the team was using is sabotaged, Paris must beat the arms dealer at five-card stud poker without any help. 

Season 6 (1971–1972)

Title Directed by Written by Original Airdate Production
128 1 "Blind" Reza S. Badiyi Arthur Weiss September 18, 1971 (1971-09-18) 126
Lynda Day George joins the regular cast as Casey. Jim undergoes surgery to be temporarily blinded in order to pose as a federal investigator who had been caught in an explosion caused by the Syndicate at an industrial facility. 
129 2 "Encore" Paul Krasny Harold Livingston September 25, 1971 (1971-09-25) 125
To bring down a pair of crime syndicate bosses by finding evidence of a murder committed by them years before, the IMF must convince one of them (William Shatner) that he has travelled back in time to his youth in 1937. Final appearance of Sam Elliott as Doug. 
130 3 "The Tram" Paul Krasny James L. Henderson and Sam Roeca (teleplay), Paul Playdon (story) October 2, 1971 (1971-10-02) 131
The IMF must infiltrate a Syndicate financial meeting - held at a mountain resort only accessible by aerial tramway - to discover the group's Swiss bank account number. 
131 4 "Mindbend" Marvin Chomsky James D. Buchanan and Ronald Austin October 9, 1971 (1971-10-09) 130
A Syndicate boss has been using a psychopathic doctor to brainwash former prison inmates to assassinate public officials and then kill themselves immediately after, and Barney must go undercover and resist the doctor's "training" to expose them. 
132 5 "Shape-Up" Paul Krasny Ed Adamson and Norman Katkov October 16, 1971 (1971-10-16) 133
The IMF has to break the Syndicate control over a waterfront and its docks by making the local boss believe a ship is haunted by the ghost of a man he killed. 
133 6 "The Miracle" Leonard J. Horn Dan Ullman October 23, 1971 (1971-10-23) 129
The IMF makes a Syndicate drug smuggler (Joe Don Baker) believe he has received the heart of a priest in a transplant operation, faked for the benefit of him and his associate (Billy Dee Williams), and that he is taking on the donor's personality traits in order to intercept a large heroin shipment. 
134 7 "Encounter" Barry Crane Howard Berk October 30, 1971 (1971-10-30) 132
In order to put two Syndicate operators out of commission, Casey poses as the wife (Elizabeth Ashley) of one of the operators attending a group encounter alcohol rehab center in order to convince the two operators that each is double-crossing the other. 
135 8 "Underwater" Sutton Roley Arthur Weiss November 6, 1971 (1971-11-06) 134
When an underling steals a shipment of diamonds out from under the nose of a Syndicate fence (Fritz Weaver) and hides them underwater offshore, Casey makes the fence and the underling believe SCUBA diver Jim has already found them in order to retrieve the gems and the $75 million earmarked for their sale. 
136 9 "Invasion" Leslie H. Martinson James Henderson and Sam Roeca November 13, 1971 (1971-11-13) 137
After an enemy agent (Kevin McCarthy) steals the secrets of the US Distant Early Warning (DEW) system against nuclear missile strikes, he is made to believe the United States has been invaded by the country he's spying for in order to retrieve the document and uncover the identity of his "control". 
137 10 "Blues" Reza S. Badiyi Howard Berk (teleplay), Howard Berk and Orville H. Hampton (story) November 20, 1971 (1971-11-20) 139
Posing as an aspiring singer, Barney makes a Syndicate record executive (William Windom) believe he has an audio recording of the night the executive threw a woman off a balcony. 
138 11 "The Visitors" Reza S. Badiyi Harold Livingston November 27, 1971 (1971-11-27) 135
Jim and Casey make a Syndicate-controlled media tycoon (Steve Forrest) believe they are extraterrestrials with the secret to eternal life in order to expose corrupt candidates in an upcoming election. 
139 12 "Nerves" Barry Crane Henry Sharp and Carrie Bateson (teleplay), Henry Sharp (story) December 4, 1971 (1971-12-04) 140
When a paranoid Syndicate enforcer (Christopher George, Lynda Day George's husband) threatens to release deadly nerve gas in a heavily populated area to force the release of his brother from prison, the IMF must recover the defective gas canister before it leaks and kills thousands. Guest starring Tyne Daly as the enforcer's girlfriend and Rafer Johnson as his partner. 
140 13 "Run for the Money" Marvin Chomsky Edward J. Lakso December 11, 1971 (1971-12-11) 128
To bring down a Syndicate man running illegal parimutuel betting parlors and stop the saboteur blowing up their competition, the IMF pits the two men against each other by making the saboteur believe he's buying a stolen and disguised super-horse. 
141 14 "The Connection" Barry Crane Edward Lakso and Ken Pettus (teleplay), Edward Lakso (story) December 18, 1971 (1971-12-18) 136
In order to take down the largest supplier of uncut heroin on the eastern seaboard (Anthony Zerbe) and uncover his opium source, the IMF makes him believe an island off the coast of Georgia is really off the coast of Africa. 
142 15 "The Bride" John Llewellyn Moxey Jackson Gillis January 1, 1972 (1972-01-01) 127
Casey poses as the Irish mail-order bride of a Syndicate boss (James Gregory) in order to disrupt an international money laundering ring. 
143 16 "Stone Pillow" Leslie H. Martinson Howard Browne January 8, 1972 (1972-01-08) 142
In order to discover the location of film negatives an inmate is using to blackmail a Syndicate boss, cellmate Jim must bust the inmate out of prison for real. 
144 17 "Image" Don McDougall Sam Roeca and James Henderson January 15, 1972 (1972-01-15) 138
When a Syndicate boss threatens to flee the country to avoid prosecution and take a secret list of corrupt officials with him, tarot reader Barney convinces him he has a heretofore unknown (and separated) conjoined twin to get him to divulge the list's location. 
145 18 "Committed" Reza S. Badiyi Arthur Weiss (teleplay), Laurence Heath (story) January 22, 1972 (1972-01-22) 141
Casey gets herself committed to a prison-like mental hospital in order to save the only witness in a murder trial against a Syndicate boss from being driven insane by the corrupt staff. 
146 19 "Bag Woman" Paul Krasny Ed Adamson and Norman Katkov January 29, 1972 (1972-01-29) 144
After Barney's cover is blown during an operation to discover the identity of a politician demanding bribes from the Syndicate, the rest of the team races to warn bag woman Casey that the satchel she's carrying is actually a bomb. 
147 20 "Double Dead" Barry Crane Jackson Gillis and Laurence Heath (teleplay), Jackson Gillis (story) February 12, 1972 (1972-02-12) 143
When Willy is captured stealing the $10 million bankroll of a pair of Syndicate loan sharks, the rest of the IMF must not only turn the loan sharks against each other in order to get the money, but also rescue Willy before a Syndicate doctor can break him using a truth serum. 
148 21 "Casino" Reza S. Badiyi Walter Brough and Howard Berk February 19, 1972 (1972-02-19) 145
To take down a Syndicate casino owner (Jack Cassidy), the IMF makes his Syndicate bosses believe he's planning to rob his own vault and flee with the money to the Caribbean. The events of the seventh-season episode "Kidnap" (7x11) make reference to this episode. 
149 22 "Trapped" Leslie H. Martinson Sam Roeca and James Henderson (teleplay), Rick Husky (story) February 26, 1972 (1972-02-26) 146
To recover $8 million stolen during an Army payroll heist in Southeast Asia and nab a smuggling family, the IMF convinces one brother (Bert Convy) that the other brother (Jon Cypher) is trying to have him killed. However, after Jim is shot during the mission, he develops amnesia. 

Season 7 (1972–1973)

Title Directed by Written by Original Airdate Production
150 1 "Break!" Paul Krasny Sam Roeca and James L. Henderson September 16, 1972 (1972-09-16) 151
In New Orleans, Jim poses as a pool shark in order to locate microfilm in a dead agent's wristwatch. Robert Conrad guest stars. This episode introduces Barbara Anderson as Mimi Davis, who replaced Lynda Day George while she was on maternity leave (George's character Casey is explained to be "on some special assignments in Europe"). 
151 2 "Two Thousand" Leslie H. Martinson Harold Livingston September 23, 1972 (1972-09-23) 148
A nuclear physicist (Vic Morrow) who stole 50 kg of plutonium to sell to foreign interests is made to believe that the United States was leveled by a nuclear holocaust and that he has been catatonic for 28 years. This episode is similar to the episodes "Operation Rogosh" and "Invasion". 
152 3 "The Deal" Leslie H. Martinson George F. Slavin and Stephen Kandel (teleplay), George F. Slavin (story) September 30, 1972 (1972-09-30) 152
The IMF must find the key to a safety deposit box containing $5 million, which is earmarked to buy the Syndicate's way into a country's takeover. 
153 4 "Leona" Leslie H. Martinson Howard Browne October 7, 1972 (1972-10-07) 150
To rescue an undercover federal agent whose cover was blown, the IMF turns two mobsters (Dewey Martin, Robert Goulet) against one another by making one of them think he is seeing visions of his dead wife. 
154 5 "TOD-5" Lewis Allen James D. Buchanan and Ronald Austin October 14, 1972 (1972-10-14) 155
In order to recover a stolen bioweapon canister of a bioweapon and ferret out a diabolical scientist's (Ray Walston) terrorist organization, the IMF makes the organization's courier believe he has been infected himself. 
155 6 "Cocaine" Reza S. Badiyi Harold Livingston (teleplay), Norman Katkov and Harold Livingston (story) October 21, 1972 (1972-10-21) 156
In order to find out the drop location of the largest cocaine shipment ever to come to the United States, the IMF sets one drug kingpin (William Shatner) up with what he thinks is an opportunity to undercut his boss for a bigger payoff. 
156 7 "Underground" David Lowell Rich Leigh Vance October 28, 1972 (1972-10-28) 149
In order to locate $27 million of Syndicate money, the IMF must take down a human smuggling ring which purports to smuggle criminals out of the country but, in reality, brainwashes them to give up the location of their stolen money and then disposes of them. 
157 8 "Movie" Terry Becker Anthony Bowers and Arthur Weiss and Stephen Kandel (teleplay), Anthony Bowers (story) November 4, 1972 (1972-11-04) 159
Barney poses as a director making a film about an unsolved murder committed by a Syndicate money man (John Vernon) in order to get hold of Syndicate financial records. 
158 9 "Hit" Reza S. Badiyi Douglas Weir November 11, 1972 (1972-11-11) 158
The IMF tries to take advantage of a Syndicate kingpin's short prison sentence by convincing him that he has no allies left in order to get evidence of him committing murder and take down his boss, known only as "The General". Robert Reed guest stars as a corrupt DA. 
159 10 "Ultimatum" Barry Crane Harold Livingston (teleplay), Shirl Hendryx and Harold Livingston (story) November 18, 1972 (1972-11-18) 160
The IMF has less than two days to find and disarm a hydrogen bomb somewhere in the western United States that was planted by a group that is using it as leverage to take over the US Government. This is the final appearance of Barbara Anderson as Mimi Davis. 
160 11 "Kidnap" Peter Graves Sam Roeca and James L. Henderson December 2, 1972 (1972-12-02) 161
In an off-book mission, a mob boss who lost his casino racket as a result of the IMF in season six's "Casino" holds Jim Phelps hostage in order to get the IMF to steal evidence that is about to send him to prison. 
161 12 "Crack-Up" Sutton Roley Arthur Weiss (teleplay), Robert and Phyllis White and Arthur Weiss (story) December 9, 1972 (1972-12-09) 154
In order to bring down a brilliant hitman (Alex Cord), the team tricks him into believing he kills people during blackouts. 
162 13 "The Puppet" Lewis Allen Leigh Vance December 22, 1972 (1972-12-22) 162
After the head of a criminal family is injured in a hunting accident and confined to bed, his brother (Roddy McDowall) takes control of their empire, and the IMF must determine the family's new secret racket and disrupt it. 
163 14 "Incarnate" Barry Crane Buck Houghton and Stephen Kandel (teleplay), Buck Houghton (story) January 5, 1973 (1973-01-05) 165
When the ruthless leader of a criminal gang (Kim Hunter) flees to a Caribbean island with no extradition treaty with the U.S., the IMF must use her belief in the supernatural to coax her back onto American soil so she can be arrested and the gold she stole can be recovered. 
164 15 "Boomerang" Leslie H. Martinson Howard Browne January 12, 1973 (1973-01-12) 164
A mobster's wife kills him to acquire vital criminal records, and the IMF makes her believe her husband survived and is trying to kill her in order to find the records. 
165 16 "The Question" Leslie H. Martinson Stephen Kandel January 19, 1973 (1973-01-19) 157
A top KGN assassin (Gary Lockwood) claims to be defecting, and the IMF must kidnap him out from under the watch of the Federal Intelligence Service (FIS) in order to determine whether he's telling the truth. 
166 17 "The Fountain" Barry Crane Stephen Kandel January 26, 1973 (1973-01-26) 163
The IMF makes a Syndicate executive (George Maharis) who has stolen incriminating records believe he has stumbled onto a mystical society with the secret of eternal youth, and must find the records before the executive's arch-rival (Cameron Mitchell) does. 
167 18 "The Fighter" Paul Krasny Stephen Kandel and Nicholas E. Baehr (teleplay), Orville H. Hampton (story) February 9, 1973 (1973-02-09) 167
The team returns to boxing (after the two-part story "The Contender") to stop the activities of the Syndicate man in charge of their activities in the field (Joe Maross) and the corrupt promoter who's his partner (William Windom). 
168 19 "Speed" Virgil W. Vogel Lou Shaw February 16, 1973 (1973-02-16) 147
The team is sent after a powerful drug-dealer (Claude Akins), whose daughter is addicted to amphetamines. (This was the first episode produced for season seven.) Partly filmed on location in San Francisco
169 20 "The Pendulum" Lewis Allen Calvin Clements Jr. February 23, 1973 (1973-02-23) 168
The IMF team must convince a brilliant member of a terrorist organization (Dean Stockwell) he's being recruited by a more powerful organization in order to uncover and stop a plot by traitors with the US Government to overthrow the United States military by his group. (This was the final episode of the original series to be produced.) 
170 21 "The Western" Leslie H. Martinson Arnold and Lois Peyser March 2, 1973 (1973-03-02) 166
The IMF are sent after a master art thief who has robbed a country of millions in Pre-Columbian art. Guest star Ed Nelson previously starred alongside Lynda Day George (making her final appearance as Casey on the original series) and Percy Rodrigues (who guested in "Chico") in the short-lived The Silent Force, an Aaron Spelling series with a similar premise to Mission: Impossible
171 22 "Imitation" Paul Krasny Edward J. Lakso March 30, 1973 (1973-03-30) 153
After a jewel thief (Barbara McNair) and her crew steal the crown jewels of Marnsburg, a country hostile to the US, to sell to the Syndicate, the IMF must recover the jewels and put them back in their consulate's vault without any help from the unfriendly country. 

Revival series (1988–1990)

Season 1 (1988–1989)

Title Directed by Written by Original Airdate Production
1 1 "The Killer" Cliff Bole Arthur Weiss October 23, 1988 (1988-10-23) 1
Jim Phelps comes out of retirement after his protege is killed. Remake of original series episode 5x01. 
2 2 "The System" Cliff Bole Robert Hamner October 30, 1988 (1988-10-30) 3
Remake of original series episode 3x15. 
3 3 "Holograms" Kim Manners Robert Brennan November 6, 1988 (1988-11-06) 4
The team has to get a cocaine kingpin onto US soil, where he can be extradited. This was the first episode (in both production and airing order) not to be a remake. 
4 4 "The Condemned" Cliff Bole Ted Roberts and Michael Fisher (teleplay), John Truman (story) November 20, 1988 (1988-11-20) 5
Remake of original series episode 2x19. Greg Morris reprises his original series role of Barney Collier. ("John Truman" is a pseudonym for the original episode's writer Laurence Heath, who had his name removed from the credits of the remake.) 
5 5 "The Legacy" Kim Manners Michael Lynn and Allan Balter November 26, 1988 (1988-11-26) 2
The IMF must recover a stash of Nazi gold hidden since the end of WWII. Remake of original series episode 1x15, written by William Read Woodfield and Allan Balter (Woodfield had his name taken off the credits of the remake; Balter had passed away since then). 
6 6 "The Wall" Colin Budds David Phillips December 11, 1988 (1988-12-11) 6
The team must rescue the daughter of a West German negotiator from East Germany. 
7 7 "The Cattle King" Mike Vejar Ted Roberts December 18, 1988 (1988-12-18) 7
The IM Force sets out to thwart an Australian arms dealer. 
8 8 "The Pawn" Brian Trenchard-Smith Billy Marshall-Stoneking January 15, 1989 (1989-01-15) 8
The team has to get a Russian scientist and his daughter out of Czechoslovakia. 
9 9 "The Haunting" Mike Vejar Michael Fisher January 28, 1989 (1989-01-28) 9
The mother-obsession of a serial killer (Parker Stevenson) may be the way to stopping him. 
10 10 "The Lions" Rob Stewart David Phillips (teleplay), James Crown (story) February 4, 1989 (1989-02-04) 10
A royal usurper is out to kill the true heir to the throne. 
11 11 "The Greek" Colin Budds Ted Roberts February 11, 1989 (1989-02-11) 11
A Greek tycoon is after crucial medical supplies. 
12 12 "The Fortune" Rod Hardy Robert Brennan February 18, 1989 (1989-02-18) 12
While chasing the money stolen by a cruel dictator and his wife (Barbara Luna), Casey becomes the first major IMF agent to be "disavowed" when she is caught and killed by the dictator's wife. This episode marks the final appearance of Terry Markwell as Casey Randall, and the first appearance of Jane Badler as new IMF agent Shannon Reed. 
13 13 "The Fixer" Colin Budds Walter Brough February 25, 1989 (1989-02-25) 13
A Washington journalist has a sideline in blackmail, and must be stopped. 
14 14 "Spy" Rob Stewart Michael Fisher March 18, 1989 (1989-03-18) 14
Can the IMF stop a renegade British agent in Africa? 
15 15 "The Devils" Arch Nicholson Ted Roberts March 25, 1989 (1989-03-25) 15
The team investigates ritual murders in England. 
16 16 "The Plague" Colin Budds Rick Maier April 8, 1989 (1989-04-08) 16
A French terrorist has stolen a deadly chemical. 
17 17 "Reprisal" Rob Stewart Walter Brough April 15, 1989 (1989-04-15) 17
In a mission which the taped voice feels Jim "must accept," the team heads after a maniac murdering female IMF agents - and framing Jim! Lynda Day George reprises her role of Lisa Casey from the original series; the character was given the first name "Lisa" in order to avoid confusion with the character of Casey Randall.[23] 
18 18 "Submarine" Colin Budds Dale Duguid April 29, 1989 (1989-04-29) 18
The team must track down a computer virus that can destroy the US Navy. Written by series art director Dale Duguid. 
19 19 "Bayou" Don Chaffey Jeffrey M. Hayes May 6, 1989 (1989-05-06) 19
The team has to destroy a white slavery operation in Louisiana. 

Season 2 (1989–1990)

Title Directed by Written by Original Airdate Production
20 1 "The Golden Serpent (Part 1)" Don Chaffey Michael Seims and Ted Roberts and Jeffrey M. Hayes (teleplay), Michael Seims (story) September 21, 1989 (1989-09-21) 20
After the head of another IMF team is murdered, Jim and the rest set out to destroy an international drug triad. Greg Morris guest stars as Barney Collier. 
21 2 "The Golden Serpent (Part 2)" Don Chaffey Michael Seims and Ted Roberts and Jeffrey M. Hayes (teleplay), Michael Seims (story) September 28, 1989 (1989-09-28) 21
22 3 "The Princess" Colin Budds Ted Roberts October 5, 1989 (1989-10-05) 22
A European princess is in danger of assassination. 
23 4 "Command Performance" Arch Nicholson Robert Brennan October 12, 1989 (1989-10-12) 23
The IMF must rescue a priest who can bring down a Baltic defense minister. 
24 5 "Countdown" Brian Trenchard-Smith Chip Hayes October 26, 1989 (1989-10-26) 24
The team must find a hidden warhead. 
25 6 "War Games" Rod Hardy Walter Brough November 2, 1989 (1989-11-02) 25
A fanatical general plans to turn war games into the real thing. 
26 7 "Target Earth" Colin Budds Stephen Kandel November 9, 1989 (1989-11-09) 26
Can the IMF stop the world's first private space flight from being used for evil? (Stephen Kandel is the only writer other than Walter Brough ("The Fixer," "Reprisal" and "War Games") to contribute original scripts to both the original and revival series.) 
27 8 "The Fuehrer's Children" Don Chaffey Frank Abatemarco November 16, 1989 (1989-11-16) 27
A neo-Nazi plans to unify the various neo-Nazi groups and create a fourth Reich using kidnapped children that were brainwashed from an early age. 
28 9 "Banshee" Colin Budds Ted Roberts November 30, 1989 (1989-11-30) 28
An arms dealer in Northern Ireland increases his sales by killing innocents and inflaming the conflict between the Catholics and Protestants. The IMF is sent in to stop him and use some local mythology to help. 
29 10 "For Art's Sake" Colin Budds John Whelpley December 14, 1989 (1989-12-14) 29
An important national painting, on loan to the United States, is stolen by an art thief and placed in a hidden gallery. The IMF have to recover the painting before an international incident occurs, with a little help from Degas. 
30 11 "Deadly Harvest" Arch Nicholson Jan Sardi January 6, 1990 (1990-01-06) 30
Terrorists plot to destroy the American wheat harvest. 
31 12 "Cargo Cult" Colin Budds Dale Duguid January 13, 1990 (1990-01-13) 31
The IMF must stop evil gold miners from destroying Pacific islanders. 
32 13 "The Assassin" Arch Nicholson Cliff Green October 20, 1990 (1990-10-20) 32
Why are government officials suddenly committing murder and killing themselves? 
33 14 "The Gunslinger" Colin Budds Ted Roberts (teleplay), Dan Roberts (story) February 3, 1990 (1990-02-03) 33
An old west show town hides a deadly secret in a mine. 
34 15 "Church Bells in Bogota" Arch Nicholson Frank Abatemarco February 10, 1990 (1990-02-10) 34
A drug lord plots to take down the Colombian government. 
35 16 "The Sands of Seth" Colin Budds Jeffrey M. Hayes February 24, 1990 (1990-02-24) 35
A museum curator is killing Egyptian politicians. 
  1. ^ Patrick J. White's book, "The Complete Mission: Impossible Dossier", gives an episode count of 168, but lists the two halves of the two-part episodes "Old Man Out", "The Slave", and "The Council" as having one production number. Each count as two one-hour episodes.
  2. ^ "Mission: Impossible: The Complete First TV Season". Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Mission: Impossible: The Complete First TV Season". Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Mission: Impossible: The Complete First TV Season". Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Mission: Impossible: The Complete Second Season". Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Mission: Impossible: The Complete Second Season". Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Mission: Impossible: The Complete Second Season". Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Mission: Impossible: The Complete Third Season". Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  9. ^ "Mission: Impossible: The Complete Third Season". Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  10. ^ "Mission: Impossible: The Complete Third Season". Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  11. ^ "Mission: Impossible: The Complete Fourth Season". Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  12. ^ "Mission: Impossible: The Complete Fourth Season". Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  13. ^ "Mission: Impossible: The Complete Fourth Season". Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  14. ^ "Mission: Impossible: The Complete Fifth Season". Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  15. ^ "Mission: Impossible: The Complete Fifth Season". Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  16. ^ "Mission: Impossible: The Complete Fifth Season". Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  17. ^ "Mission: Impossible: The Complete Sixth Season". Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  18. ^ "Mission: Impossible: The Complete Sixth Season". Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  19. ^ "Mission: Impossible: The Complete Sixth Season". Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  20. ^ "Mission: Impossible: The Final TV Season". Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  21. ^ "Mission: Impossible: The Final TV Season". Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  22. ^ "Mission: Impossible: The Final TV Season". Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h i j White, Patrick J. (1991). The Complete Mission: Impossible Dossier. New York: Avon Books. ISBN 0-380-75877-6. 
  24. ^ IMDb - Misson:Impossible episode "The Trial"
  25. ^ Mission: Impossible vs. The Mob at the Internet Movie Database

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