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Rollin and Barney go behind the Iron Curtain to help a scientist, Dr. Cherlotov, defect, as he failed in his first attempt to escape with his wife. But it becomes clear that Cherlotov isn't interested in escaping, so the IMF must show him what his government is really like then get him out.
Dan arrives at a parking lot and opens a locked car. Inside the glove compartment is his eight-track briefing tape. Dr. Helmut Cherlotov, the Iron Curtain’s expert in rocket control, has a wife, Karen who defected to the west a year ago. Cherlotov was supposed to follow her shortly thereafter but never did. Commissioner Taal Jankowski, the head of security, has closely watched Cherlotov ever since. Cherlotov has developed the key to an anti-ballistic system, a system that could disrupt the worldwide balance of power. Dan and his team have to get Cherlotov out before his government discovers what he’s created...Read the full recap
Dr. Karen Cherlotov: Do you speak the language?
Rollin: In a pinch, Barney can order cold cuts in Swahili.
Dr. Helmut Cherlotov: I am loyal!
Rollin: (laughs) Oh, excuse me. You intellectuals. Loyal. Loyal, loyal! To whom? To yourselves? To your own little small world? You sell your souls and then you rationalize that it is for the good of something greater as yet undefined. Come now, Doctor. Admit it. Too much learning undermines a man's loyalty.
Rollin: Napoleon, huh?
Commissioner Taal Jankowski: (pouring a drink) We broke up a gang of black marketeers the other night.
Rollin: The evidence is conclusive. (they toast)