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Mission: Impossible: The Question

Assassin Nicholas Varsi wants to defect, but the U.S. government is suspicious of his sincerity. He's being kept by the Federal Intelligence Service, but they've been infiltrated so the IMF must kidnap Varsi from them then determine if he's telling the truth about defecting.

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x16
Production Number: 711
Airdate: Friday January 19th, 1973

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Special Guest Stars
Elizabeth AshleyElizabeth Ashley
As Andrea

Guest Stars
Jason EversJason Evers
As Ben Nelson
Gary LockwoodGary Lockwood
As Nicholas Varsi

Co-Guest Stars
George OGeorge O'Hanlon
As Captain Douglas
John Baer (1)John Baer (1)
As Belden
Duke StroudDuke Stroud
As Jameson (as Duke S. Stroud)
Paul Ryan (2)Paul Ryan (2)
As Attendant
Main Cast
Peter Graves (1)Peter Graves (1)
As James Phelps
Greg MorrisGreg Morris
As Barney Collier
Peter LupusPeter Lupus
As Willy Armitage
Bob Johnson (1)Bob Johnson (1)
voiced The IMF Voice


Nicholas Varsi arrives at the airport and goes to a locker but finds it empty. An enemy agent approaches him and demands to see his passport for identification purposes. Coleman then gives him new identity papers. They’re interrupted when a government agent, Ben Nelson, arrests them both. Varsi fingers the other man and says he’s here to defect with a lot of information...

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Episode Notes
Guest agent: Andrea

Lynda Day George is credited but doesn't appear (due to her pregnancy at the time). Casey is mentioned as getting information for the team from Europe.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruce Geller
Executive ProducerBruce Geller
Special EffectsJohn Burke (3)
Main Title ThemeLalo Schifrin
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