Mission: Impossible

Season 1 Episode 10

The Carriers

Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Nov 19, 1966 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Enemy agent Janos Passik is preparing to train 200 foreign agents to infiltrate the U.S. and engage in some form of bacteriological warfare. The team figures out that Passik has created a replica of a "typical American town" so as to train his agents to learn how to blend into American society. Rollin, Cinnamon, Barney, and bacteriologist Roger Lee replace the new group of recruits and must then find their way to the research lab. They soon realize that the American-trained agents will be infected with a highly contagious plague and then sent into American to kill millions. The group must not only destroy the plague samples but make sure that Passik and his superiors do not find out that the destruction has occurred.moreless

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Barbara Bain

Barbara Bain

Cinnamon Carter

Greg Morris

Greg Morris

Barney Collier

Peter Lupus

Peter Lupus

Willy Armitage

Martin Landau

Martin Landau

Rollin Hand

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson

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Steven Hill

Steven Hill

Daniel Briggs

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Considering how very carefully they would have set up the plague cultures, don't you think that someone would have noticed a petri dish suddenly missing?

    • For safety reasons bacteria is destroyed by heat in an autoclave: it wouldn't be pumped out with waste water as is shown here.

    • Septicemic plague requires a delivery vector, such as rats or fleas: it cannot be spread through touch as is claimed here.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Barney: What about the security in the area?
      Dan: We did get an agent of ours in there once.
      Cinnamon: Did he say anything about getting out?
      Dan: As a matter of fact he didn't.
      Willy: Why not?
      Dan: He never got out.

    • Passik: I have no time for anything else.
      Cinnamon: Not even time to buy me a drink?
      Passik: You have made a mistake, Miss Cabot.
      Cinnamon: Oh?
      Passik: American women are seldom so straightforward. They pretend to be coy and reserved. Rarely do they come right out and ask a man such a question.

    • Roger: I don't think I'm cut out for this kind of work.
      Barney: Who is?
      Rollin: Not me. Maybe Cinnamon is.

  • NOTES (1)