Mission: Impossible

Season 1 Episode 27

The Traitor

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Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Apr 15, 1967 on CBS
8.6
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An American intelligence officer, Hughes, has defected to the enemy with the only copy of an encoded top-secret message. The IMF must get to him, get him out, discredit him, and recover the message before the enemy can get a cryptographer, Belson, to work on the message. Rollin takes Belson's place, while Willy gets special agent Tina Mera, a contortionist and acrobat, into the embassy through a fake air duct to steal the message and incriminate Hughes.moreless

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  • Building up nicely to the season finale

    9.2
    I've never been a massive fan of Dan Briggs and for most of this season i've been rattling through my DVDs in order to get to the end and begin savoring the next six seasons with the irrepressible Jim Phelps. But as this season draws to an end i reckon there's part of me - only a small part mind - that's going to miss Mr Briggs. His part in this episode is quite limited though as the IMF hatch another perfect plan in which they've got to re-capture an agent who's defected to the east with top secret documents. He's currently at the enemy country's embassy in the US and it's up to the team to go in, discredit the agent and somehow force him to leave on his own so they can grab him, thus preventing anymore secrets getting into the wrong hands. This week's team consisted of all the usual faces - including Rollin Hand (who each week is given a 'special guest' credit but by my reckoning has only not been in one episode all season, work that one out) and one extra extra member in the form of Tina Mara played by non other than Eartha Kitt. I must say it was fantastic to see a young Miss Kitt partnering up with the IMF, and judging by Barney's reaction i reckon he was pretty pleased to.



    I can't eulogize about this show enough, even by today's standards this really is top draw.moreless
Steven Hill

Steven Hill

Daniel Briggs

Barbara Bain

Barbara Bain

Cinnamon Carter

Greg Morris

Greg Morris

Barney Collier

Martin Landau

Martin Landau

Rollin Hand

Peter Lupus

Peter Lupus

Willy Armitage

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson

IMF Voice on Tape (uncredited)

Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt

Tina Mara

Guest Star

Malachi Throne

Malachi Throne

Ambassador Brazneck

Guest Star

Lonny Chapman

Lonny Chapman

Edward Hughes

Guest Star

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    • When Willy changes the lettering from "Atlantic Utilities" to "All-Weather Heating Company" on the truck, he starts on the driver's side immediately after hearing the name of the company from Barney (in back of the truck). In a later scene, he is seen finishing the lettering on the driver's side, then drives away to the embassy. When the truck arrives, we see the lettering has been changed on both sides. This is only possible if Willy stopped on the driver's side, went around to the other side, then returned to the driver's side to finish which isn't likely. Barney couldn't haven't done it because he was on the phone with the heating company.

    • In the apartment scene, while Dan is talking to Rollin, three shots of Martin Landau are shown in reverse.

    • Trivia: Dan's briefing phonograph self-destructs one minute after exposure to air.

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