Paris replaces Nicolai while Sebastian takes Paris' place while Barney sneaks into the royal vault to replace the royal jewels but is blinded by a concussion. Barney manages to make his way to the vault despite his blindness and replace the real jewels with fakes. Paris-as-Nicolai slips Francesca a gun and she fake-shoots herself at the altar. Sabattini orders her entombed where Barney is on hand (barely) to rescue her and get back to the magic act where they get out of the castle, leaving Paris-as-Nicolai in place and Barney still within the walls. Meanwhile, Jim, pretending to be a fence, alerts Sabattini to the fact the jewels are replaced with fakes, and only Stephan knows where they are.moreless
Vargas's plan to kill Sabattini and Nicolai catches Paris in the explosion which he (barely) survives but his cover (and his mask) is blown. Meanwhile, Sabattini has taken Jim to the imprisoned Stephan. A hidden Barney has placed a hidden projector screen in Stephan's cell while Jim has a projector in his briefcase. They project footage of Jim interrogating Stephan while everyone makes their escape and the royal family are reunited out of the country.moreless
General Sabattini has faked the death of Prince Stephan and plans to force Stephan's fiancee, Francesca, to marry him and let him ascend the throne over the simpleton Prince Nicolai. Once he has married Francesca, Sabattini plans to kill all three - the IMF must thwart him. Paris, Tracey, and Willy infiltrate the palace as a magic act, sneaking in with a hidden guest-agent Sebastian and Barney.moreless
On vacation with Jim, Barney dates Alma, a beautiful artist, and Luis Corba, a jealous suitor. Luis attacks Alma and accidentally kills himself when attacking Barney, who comes to Alma's aid. Luis' brother, the chief of police, arrests Barney and prepares to have him executed.
The IMF must stop the faceless killer Stravos in two days' time - only his superior, Bergman, can contact him but even Bergman doesn't know who he really is. Jim plays a U.S. agent and heroin addict who kills another agent (Willy) and is forced to defect.
Emile Vautrain, a mystic and charlatan, has gained sway over the Grandduchess of Trent and plans to take control of the country. Jim and Pris fake a magic act to convince Vautrain they are working with First Minister Picard (loyal to the Grandduchess) and were planning to take Vautrain out and have Paris-as-Vautrain take his place. Vautrain forces them to change their act so he can establish his invulnerability.moreless
The IMF must uncover "K", head of European espionage working against the U.S., using Lady Cora Weston, an enemy agent and the wife of an elderly British lord. Jim and Paris pretend to have access to a new unscrambling device and Cora goes after Jim despite an attraction to Paris.
The aging dictator Vorka plans to instigate an artistic purge with the help of his lieutenant Kull, and the IMF must assure he steps down and a less tyrannical deputy minister takes over. The IMF team plant projectors in Vorka's office and in his glasses during a fake BBC interview, then sics the "ghost" of a woman from his past on him and convince him the primary artist he is targeting, Zara, is actually his son.moreless