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Jim is driving to meet Rollin for a vacation when he pulls over in a small town and stumbles across an assssination plan against a defector. Unwilling to risk Jim's death and a subsequent investigation, they paralyze him and when Rollin comes to check things out, claim Jim had a stroke. Jim blinks out a SOS and Rollin assembles the rest of the team to rescue Jim and stop the assassins.
Jim is driving along heading out on vacation up at a lodge with Rollin and pulls up in the small town of Woodfield to have the mechanic look at his radiator. Jim goes over to the pharmacy for a drink when a young couple come in. they pick up a package but drop it, revealing a gas gun that starts spewing out fumes. Jim spots a jacket that says “Park Regent” and then gets the waitress out along with the couple. Jim tries to leave but the sheriff draws a gun on him...Read the full recap
This is one of the relatively rare episodes that falls outside of the standard series format. There is no tape briefing (and no Bob Johnson as the IMF Tape Voice), no initial briefing, no dossier scene. It starts with two of the members going on a vacation together and coming together to rescue one of their own on short notice and mostly improvising along the way.
The name of the town is Woodfield, an in-joke reference to story consultant William Read Woodfield.