Mission: Impossible

The Short Tail Spy

Season 1, Ep 14, Aired 12/17/66
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  • Episode Description
  • A defector has been targeted by two rival groups from the same foreign country. The team is to discredit the younger group, so that the U.S. can more easily handle the old-line group. The IMF sets it up so that the younger group's assassin, Fetyukov, must seduce Cinnamon to get to the defector. The two play a dangerous romantic game, while Dan convinces the older group's assassin, Shtemenko, that Fetyukov betrayed him to the Americans.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Steven Hill

    Daniel Briggs

  • Barbara Bain

    Cinnamon Carter

  • Greg Morris

    Barney Collier

  • Bob Johnson

    IMF Voice on Tape (uncredited)

  • Julian Barry

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Cinnamon plays the pivotal role in this one. She's not the "trap"...she's "the cheese."

    By dkhenderson1, Dec 28, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Cinnamon: What did you say your name was? Fetyukov: I didn't think I did. Andrei Fetyukov. Cinnamon: Mine's Cinnamon. Fetyukov: Cinnamon? Is that some kind of medicine? Cinnamon: No, it's a spice.

    • Fetyukov: She is much too clever to have done a thing like that without a reason. Suverin: That’s interesting. Fetyukov: But… I think it’s going to be rather fun. Suverin: Fun? You may have to kill her. Fetyukov: I know.

    • Professor Napolsky: I assure you, young man, it gets rather boring just to stand about waiting for someone to come to try to assassinate you.

    • Cinnamon: I see. You two are the trap. Briggs: Yes. Why? Cinnamon: Well, I thought I was the trap. But I'm not. I'm the cheese.

    • Cinnamon: My spy's prettier than your spy.

    Notes (3)

    • The apartment and balcony sunset scene is the living room from the TV show Family Affair redressed. 

    • This is the first repeated tape scene in season 1. The tape scene is the same as the one used in "Old Man Out (Parts 1 & 2)" except for the new inserts (showing the photographs etc. related to the mission).

    • Rollin and Willy are not in this episode.

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