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Alexander Vanin is an enemy agent serving 20 years for espionage. Vanain hid a list of undercover enemy agents in the U.S. prior to his arrest, and Gergor Mishenko, Vanin's control, has been ordered to find it. Vanin knows Mishenko will have him killed as soon as he gives out the info. The IMF must find the list by getting Vanin out of jail and reuniting him with his wife, who holds the key to unlocking Vanin's memory, which he's blanked out using a post-hypnotic command.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x22
Production Number: 523
Airdate: Saturday March 06th, 1971



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Guest Stars
Antoinette BowerAntoinette Bower
As Olga Vanin
Recurring
Alfred RyderAlfred Ryder
As Gregor Mishenko
Recurring
Frank MarthFrank Marth
As Alexander Vanin
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Arthur BatanidesArthur Batanides
As Valenkoff
Recurring
Robert Sampson (1)Robert Sampson (1)
As Fitzgerald
Athena LordeAthena Lorde
As Mme. Mishenko
Albert SzaboAlbert Szabo
As Kovitch
Oleg KorbynOleg Korbyn
As Dancer
Main Cast
Peter Graves (1)
As James Phelps
Leonard Nimoy
As The Amazing Paris
Lesley Ann Warren
As Dana Lambert
Greg Morris
As Barney Collier
Peter Lupus
As Willy Armitage
Sam Elliott
As Dr. Douglas Roberts
Bob Johnson (1)
voiced The IMF Voice

Recap

In the U.S., enemy agent Alexander Vanin of the EEPR goes to a payphone and makes a call. American agents watch him from nearby as Alexander calls his wife, Olga. Alexander gives his wife a series of numbers and tells her to memorize them. The American agents listen in using a parabolic mike and record the numbers. Once Olga hangs up, security chief Valenkoff asks if anything is wrong and Olga assures him that everything is fine. ..

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Episode Notes
This is the only episode in which both Willy and Doug appear together.



Episode Quotes
Gregor Mishenko: Where are you taking him?
Jim: Where he came from, back to the Federal penitentiary.
Gregor Mishenko: Leave him to us. We’ll take good care of him, I promise you.
Jim: Mr. Mishenko, you can have him in about 19 years.



Episode Goofs
The tape cover in the opening briefing is on when Jim takes it out of the desk.



However, it disappears in the next show when he sets it on the desk.



The tape cover continues to appear and disappear, and the remaining amount of tape on the reel changes each time the cover does/doesn't appear.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruce Geller
Executive ProducerBruce Geller
ProducerBruce Lansbury
Associate ProducerBarry Crane
CastingJim Merrick  |  Betty Martin (2)
Music EditorDan Carlin Sr.
Music SupervisorKenyon Hopkins
HairstylistAdele Taylor (1)
Make-upRobert Dawn
Set DecoratorLucien Hafley
Property MasterRobert O. Richards
Production Sound MixerDominick Gaffey
Script SupervisorBarbara Atkinson
Production CoordinatorMike Jarvis  |  Dale Tarter
Post Production SupervisorJohn A. Fegan Jr.  |  William O. Cairncross
Re-Recording MixerJoel Moss
Director of PhotographyRonald W. Browne
Art DirectorGibson Holley
Production ManagementGordon A. Webb
Sound EditorFrank R. White
Special EffectsJohn Burke (3)
Costume SupervisorMichael Tierney  |  Dodie Schaefer
Main Title ThemeLalo Schifrin
Film EditorLarry Strong
Assistant DirectorMichael P. Schoenbrun
Story ConsultantLaurence Heath
Executive Vice President In Charge Of ProductionDouglas S. Cramer
VehiclesEd Chamey
Editorial CoordinatorLarry L. Mills
 
Warning: Mission: Impossible season 5 episode 22 guide may contain spoilers
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