Mission: Impossible

Season 1 Episode 8

The Ransom

Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Nov 05, 1966 on CBS
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Mobster Frank Egan kidnaps the daughter of Dan's friend and uses her as a hostage to force Dan and the team to break out a key witness, Augie Gorman, against him.

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  • The episode was very strange as as in it showed characters actring in a matter that everyone knows what the IMF does. From the DA to the mobster demanding that Riggs get the the mob informer out of police cusomy.moreless

    In the outing scenes a mobster named Egan wants Riggs to get a mob informer and deliver him from police customy to him to kill or his friend, the DA, daughter who's been kiddnapped will be killed. Now my problem was this is how does, Egan has the means to pull this off. Egan acts as if he knows what Riggs does for living and his team capabilities. THe thought the IMF was a secert goverment agency and having their id's known will have them esased. The DA evan acts like he knows what Riggs can do. He sees the team at work and it doesn't faze him at all. This goes against everything the IMF stands for.moreless
Joe Mantell

Joe Mantell

Augie Gorman

Guest Star

Allan Joseph

Allan Joseph

Dr. Ira Green

Guest Star

Cheryl Callaway

Cheryl Callaway

Sandy Forrester

Guest Star

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Briggs: What do you want, Egan?
      Egan: Oh, you know me, Briggs? Good.
      Briggs: I read the papers.
      Egan: Well, then you must read that Augie Gorman testifies to the grand jury tomorrow.
      Briggs: Yes, I hope he ruins you.

    • Gorman: You're not the type to shoot a man down in cold blood.
      Briggs: Really? (puts a gun to Gorman's head)
      Gorman: I think you would.
      Briggs: You know I would.

    • Briggs: We'll exchange Gorman for the girl my way... and one more thing, Egan. If anything happens to that girl--anything--I'll finish you. Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, I'll find you and I'll kill you. And you know I can do it.

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