Mission: Impossible

Season 2 Episode 12

The Council (2)

Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Nov 26, 1967 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Rollin-as-Wayne orders the death of Jim, who is impersonating a federal investigator, without getting the approval of the Syndicate Council. With Jim's killing as a distraction, Rollin breaks into the safe at Syndicate HQ and duplicates the financial records.

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  • Martin Landau shines in this episode! The best MI so far!

    Finally! This episode embodies the reason why so many people couldn't wait for their weekly dose of Mission Impossible. Outstanding performance by Martin Landau, the very best in the series so far. Interesting plot, enough uh-oh moments to bring you close to the edge of your seat. Part II is better than Part I, but to get the full benefit of II, one must see the first installment. I LOVED how I couldn't see the way they were gonna pull this one off until the last few minutes. Could be subtitled "Mission Impossible Gang Takes on the Mob".

    If you're a Mission Impossible fan and didn't like the first season, CHECK THIS OUT; your enthusiasm for these great shows will return!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Johnny puts a silencer on a revolver. With one or two rare exceptions that don't apply here, there are no revolvers that take silencers. Silencers only go on automatics.

    • When Phelps as Davis comes out of his apartment and gets into the car, he is wearing a suit jacket. When he exits the car, he is is no longer wearing the suit jacket.

    • For some reason the IMF wait until the mission is halfway over to work on the car. It would make more sense to have the car already ready before the mission begins, or during the period when Rollin was learning to impersonate Wayne.

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (2)

    • Eduardo Ciannelli is listed as "Special Appearance By."

    • During the dynamiting of Jim's car, the explosive charge went off early. Nobody was hurt but the effects assistant who did the rigging was fired and killed rigging another exploding car for a commercial a few years later. The mistimed explosion was never used and they didn't have the time to redo the F/X, so there was no on-screen explosion to be seen.