Mission: Impossible

Season 7 Episode 4


Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Oct 07, 1972 on CBS

Episode Recap

The operations of syndicate boss Mike Apollo were being infiltrated by a federal agent, Parnell, who disappeared - the IMF assumes his cover was blown and Apollo is torturing him for information. The IMF must learn where Parnell is. Since fellow Syndicate boss Joe Epic's wife Leona died under mysterious circumstances while Apollo was elsewhere with Parnell, Jim, posing as an insurance investigator, reopens the case and hints to Epic his wife was having an affair. The IMF plants evidence that suggests the affair was with Apollo. Jim leaks a fake story to Epic's secretary that Epic is planning to kill Apollo. When, at a syndicate meeting, Epic accuses Apollo of killing his wife, Apollo produces Jim as his witness to establish that Epic is trying to kill him. But Jim fails Apollo by changing his story, informing the gathering that Leona was murdered either by her husband or her lover. Because Parnell is the only person who can substantiate his alibi, Apollo produces him, at which point the police move in and arrest everyone.