It Takes a Thief

Season 3 Episode 19

Situation Red

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Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Feb 09, 1970 on ABC
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Major Arlin McCoy, Chief of Security at a secret government installation is prescribed medication, steroids, that has a side effect of paranoia, and is told to leave the base by the doctor. General Wiley receives orders that there will be a complete test of the President's Unified Nuclear Control Station, under simulated war conditions. Before he can leave, the Major is told something "big" is going to happen, and is asked to stay on the base. In the meantime, Major McCoy has been overdosing on the medication and thinks the situation is real. He decides to take control by force, and locks himself in the President's war room. He hits the button to override the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and is now running the show from the President's chair. Now, the only way to recall the B-52 bombers is from that room. While this is going on, members of the S.I.A., including Devon, were on a tour of the facility. Devon suggests that they blow the door to get the Major out. The General tells Devon that the room was built to withstand a regiment of enemy troops and was built by the worlds prime bank manufacturers; it's literally a bank vault. Devon has Al brought to the base. Devon tells the General he might have a way to get the door open. Al is given thirty minutes to open the door, but before he can finish, the General decides to blow the door, but it doesn't work. Devon convinces the Major that the President is there and that Al is his #1 Secret Service agent and has to check the room before the President can go in. The Major opens the door and Al has less than two minutes to hit the automatic mission recall button and prevent World War III.moreless

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    Earl Holliman

    Earl Holliman

    Major Arlin McCoy

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    Barry Sullivan

    Barry Sullivan

    General Wiley

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    G.D. Spradlin

    G.D. Spradlin

    Colonel Collins

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    George Murdock

    George Murdock

    Devon

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