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Mission: Impossible: Death Squad

While on vacation with Jim, Barney becomes involved with a woman but her jealous ex-boyfriend tries to kill Barney and falls on his own knife. The dead man's brother, Chief of Police Manuel Corba, arrests Barney and prepares to have him executed. The IMF must take on the corrupt policeman and trick him into leading them to Barney.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x24
Production Number: 425
Airdate: Sunday March 15th, 1970

Director: Barry Crane
Writer: Laurence Heath

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Guest Stars
Pernell Roberts
As Chief Manuel Corba
Cicely Tyson
As Alma Ross

Co-Guest Stars
Richard Angarola
As Tolima
Joaquin Martinez
As Luis Corba (as Val de Vargas)
Leon Askin
As Riva
John Schuck
As Lieutenant Jocaro
Natividad Vacio
As Flower Man
Main Cast
Peter Graves (1)
As James Phelps
Leonard Nimoy
As The Amazing Paris
Greg Morris
As Barney Collier
Peter Lupus
As Willy Armitage


Jim and Barney are in the Caribbean for a two-week vacation, and Barney is dating a local painter, Alma Ross. They are at Alma’s apartment in Cuidamo, dancing, unaware that a drunken man is outside with a knife. Meanwhile, Barney assures Alma that he’ll see her the next time that she’s showing her paintings in the States. She worries about losing him and they kiss, and then Barney leaves for the night. He doesn’t see the armed man, Luis Corba, who goes into Alma’s apartment. Meanwhile, Barney decides to buy some flowers and have them delivered to Alma. ..

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Episode Quotes
Barney: I'll see you again. Soon. The next time there's a showing of your paintings in the States, I promise.
Alma Ross: I don't believe you. Maybe because it's I'm afraid of losing you for good.
Barney: I haven't lied to you yet.
Alma Ross: Oh, Barney...
Barney: All right, name one.
Alma Ross: That you're an engineer.
Barney: But I am.
Alma Ross: You're here on vacation.
Barney: I am.
Alma Ross: That I'm the most fascinating woman you've ever met.
Barney: You... (chuckles) you should have been a lawyer.

Riva: Oh, uh, Captain, one point to remember. If it wasn't for us habitual offenders, you would have nothing to do.

Jim: He has a right see counsel, you know.
Chief Manuel Corba: "Right"?
Jim: Yes.
Chief Manuel Corba: A much-abused word. What about "guilt"? What about "responsibility", hmm?

Riva: I don't know what you're doing, Barney, but you do concentrate very good. I could never concentrate so.
Barney: You have to concentrate to be a good bookmaker.
Riva: I never was a very good bookmaker. Barney, you will not leave me?
Barney: No, I won't leave you, Riva.

If there is any candidate for Barney's future wife, and the mother of his son Grant Collier in the sequel TV series, it would have to be Alma Ross. Barney refers to his wife in "The Condemned" but no name is ever given there. However, Alma is the only serious romance that Barney has in the seven years of the the series, and Grant is gifted artistically as well as technically. Of course, Grant's mother could be someone entirely different, but Alma would have to be the only on-screen character who qualifies.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruce Geller
Executive ProducerBruce Geller
ProducerBruce Lansbury
Associate ProducerBarry Crane
CastingJim Merrick
Music EditorDan Carlin Sr.
HairstylistAdele Taylor (1)
Make-upRobert Dawn
Set DecoratorLucien Hafley
Script SupervisorAlan Greedy
Production CoordinatorDale Tarter
Post Production SupervisorWilliam O. Cairncross  |  Paul Krasny
Re-Recording MixerGordon L. Day
Director of PhotographyKeith C. Smith
Art DirectorGibson Holley
Production ManagementBill Derwin
Sound EditorMIchael Colgan
Special EffectsJohn Burke (3)
Costume SupervisorForrest T. Butler  |  Dodie Shepard
Main Title ThemeLalo Schifrin
Film EditorJohn Loeffler
Assistant DirectorMichael P. Schoenbrun
Executive Vice President In Charge Of ProductionDouglas S. Cramer
Supervising Property MasterArthur Wasson
VehiclesEd Chamey
Editorial CoordinatorMike Vejar
Warning: Mission: Impossible season 4 episode 24 guide may contain spoilers
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