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Mission: Impossible

Season 4 Episode 25

The Choice

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Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Mar 22, 1970 on CBS
7.1
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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.

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  • A little different than the usual cold-war politics and pro-western operations

    9.5
    This series has been criticized for using the same plotlines repeatedly, and it is a bit unfair, because the premise is narrow. A 1960's US government covert agency is performing secret missions presumably to benefit our own interests, and those of our allies. That lends itself to repetative stories, although the real essence of the show is the undercover action of its stars. This episode is a little different, in that the plot is not a retread, and the mission itself is conducted in an unusual way. Leonard Nimoy gets to show his acting prowess, and his voice manupulation (two distinctly differing accents). Having recently watched this episode for the first time in 39 years, it is surprisingly fresh, as compared with others on the season 4 dvd, which highlights the similarities among most episodes. Bottom line; the episode has aged better than the series itself.moreless
Peter Graves

Peter Graves

James Phelps

Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy

The Amazing Paris

Greg Morris

Greg Morris

Barney Collier

Peter Lupus

Peter Lupus

Willy Armitage

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson

IMF Voice on Tape (uncredited)

Nan Martin

Nan Martin

Grandduchess Teresa

Guest Star

Arthur Franz

Arthur Franz

First Minister Andre Picard

Guest Star

Alan Bergmann

Alan Bergmann

Colonel Antoine Benet

Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • This episode has no dossier scene.

    • When Jim is presenting his magic act with the electric chair to an audience including Vautrain, he states three times that 10,000 volts of electricity is flowing through the device. However, when a close-up of the volt meter is on camera, it clearly shows 10 x 100 volts, 1,000.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Willy: How did Vautrain manage to gain so much influence over the Duchess, Jim?
      Jim: Charm, psychology, drugs. She's always been interested in the mystical and he's capitalized on it. He makes her sick, he brings her near to death, and then he cures her. On top of that, she's in love with him.
      Paris: Women.

    • Paris: Then the only thing we don't know is how Vautrain will try to kill us.
      Jim: Or how we're going to stop him.

    • Teresa: Emile, sometimes I'm terribly frightened.
      Vautrain: Frightened of what, Teresa?
      Teresa: Dying.
      Vautrain: The spirit never dies, Teresa. And if the spirit is strong enough, perhaps even the body is immortal.

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