Mission: Impossible

Season 2 Episode 1

The Golden Serpent (1)

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 21, 1989 on ABC
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Episode Summary

The Golden Serpent (1)
The IMF must take down Selimun, who works for the Golden Serpent triad running drugs. Complicating matters, Grant's father Barney has already infiltrated Selimun's operation, but is captured and the team must weigh whether to help him or complete the mission.

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Barney was keying in the number code into his wrist computer to make the lift open by itself, his hands were shivering. Yet the numbers that appeared on the screen of the "display" of the wrist computer remained steady.

    • Throughout the scene of Max and Baal fighting on the bridge, Max and Baal both have a bluish/greenish tint on them. Spotlight during blue screen filming too bright?

    • Grant and Max leave a substantial amount of splashed water and puddles when they come into the base: why doesn't Selimun notice this and wonder who entered the base?

    • Why is Max wearing dog tags when he scuba-dive/infiltrates into the underwater base? Seems kind of odd for a covert mission.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Jim: Your father was my best friend. I knew him for twenty years.
      Grant: You were the lucky one then. He was my father and I saw him maybe one whole week every year of my life.
      Jim: Well that's the job he had to do.
      Grant: Yeah, the job took his life. Not just today, before I was even born. There was nothing left, nothing for my mom, nothing for me. The mission took everything.
      Jim: Nobody took anything from Barney, he gave it. He gave everything he had for his country, for your mother, and for you. I think most of all he gave it for you. I hope you'll think of him that way and I have faith.

    • Grant: Know how to use this?
      Barney: I built the prototype when you were in pre-school.

    • (upon seeing his son)
      Barney: Looks like another family affair.

  • NOTES (2)