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Mission: Impossible: The Diplomat

An enemy power steals the location of four hidden U.S. missile-control centers. The IMF must discredit the information by convincing them that the information is false by setting up his primary agent, Toland. To make sure Toland gets the confirmation information they want him to have, they must bring in a Washington wife, Susan Buchanan, and lead Toland to believe she has the information belonging to her husband. Unfortunately Toland prefers to kill the women he uses to get the information, putting Susan at risk.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x8
Airdate: Sunday December 01st, 1968

Director: Don Richardson
Writer: Jerry Ludwig

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Special Guest Stars
Lee Grant
As Susan Buchanan

Guest Stars
Fernando Lamas
As Roger Toland
Alfred Ryder
As Colonel Valentin Yetkoff

Co-Guest Stars
Sid Haig
As Grigor
Russ Conway
As Dr. David Walters
Harry Basch
As Nicolai
Allen Bleiweiss
As Courier
Donald Randolph
As Everett Buchanan

Lou Robb
As Harry Nielsen
Larry Barton
As General
Allen Pinson
As Rollin Double
Main Cast
Peter Graves (1)
As James Phelps
Martin Landau
As Rollin Hand
Greg Morris
As Barney Collier
Peter Lupus
As Willy Armitage
Bob Johnson (1)
voiced The IMF Voice


Jim goes to a park and collects the tape player from a fire alarm box. Two days ago, information pinpointing America’s four missile control centers is stolen. The thief, Major Barrett, and his accomplices were arrested, but the information was passed on to Colonel Valentin Yetkoff, military attaché at the Washington embassy. Yetkoff has to confirm the information is accurate, and he’s given that assignment to Roger Toland, his top agent in the diplomatic circles. The IMF must prevent Yetkoff from confirming the information is accurate and turning it over to his superiors...

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Episode Notes
Barbara Bain doesn't appear in this episode because she was involved in a contract dispute. Lee Grant takes her place as a Special Guest Star.

Episode Quotes
James: Phone company. Supposed to check your lines.
Grigor: We did not call for a repairman.
James: Well, if I don't check your lines, you won't be calling anyone.

Susan Buchanan: Mr. Toland, I didn't want to give you the wrong impression. What happened a few moments ago had nothing to do with you.
Roger Toland: I'd like to believe that, but, uh, facts are facts. A beautiful woman hears my name and runs off rather than be photographed with me. You know, something like that could ruin my reputation.
Susan Buchanan: I've heard about your reputation. I don't think it could be ruined that easily.
Roger Toland: You're just trying to rebuild my shattered ego.

Roger Toland: To leave a beautiful woman alone in Paris is a sin against nature.

(after Toland is shot by his superiors)
Barney: Toland hasn't come out yet.
James: He may be a while.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruce Geller
Executive ProducerBruce Geller
ProducerRobert E. Thompson
Associate ProducerBarry Crane
CastingJoseph D'Agosta
MusicGerald Fried
Music EditorDan Carlin Sr.
HairstylistAdele Taylor (1)
Make-upRobert Dawn
Set DecoratorLucien Hafley
Production Sound MixerDominick Gaffey
Script SupervisorAlan Greedy
Production CoordinatorAlan Godfrey
Post Production SupervisorPaul Krasny
Supervising Sound EditorJoseph G. Sorokin
Re-Recording MixerGordon L. Day
Director of PhotographyAndrew J. McIntyre
Art DirectorBill Ross
Production ManagerEdward Haldeman
Special EffectsJohn Burke (3)
Costume SupervisorSabine Manela  |  Forrest T. Butler
Main Title ThemeLalo Schifrin
Film EditorJohn Loeffler
Assistant DirectorVictor Vallejo
Assistant To The Executive ProducerPhilip D. Fehrle
Executive Vice President In Charge Of ProductionDouglas S. Cramer
Script ConsultantRobert E. Thompson
Supervising Property MasterArthur Wasson
VehiclesEd Chamey
Editorial CoordinatorJerry Taylor (2)
Warning: Mission: Impossible season 3 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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