James West goes to the Serbian Embassy meets with the Minister. They go to the minister's office and discuss the International Jewel Exhibition in seven days. Serbia is going to display a 200-karat diamond, and Jim is there to request that the Serbians allow the U.S. Government to put the diamond into protective custody. Jim warns that there have been several mysterious and daring diamond thefts in the last few weeks. The Minister notes that they have adequate security, and Jim identifies all of the security precautions, including the hidden ones. The Minister, impressed, admits that the diamond is in the office and reveals where it is hidden. West is still unimpressed, and the Minister takes him to the window to show the exterior precautions. Suddenly the door to the office slams open and close, and the case explodes. When the two men go to the shattered case, they discover that the diamond has disappeared and someone has left a newspaper headline about the theft...Read the full recap
James: Those would make quite a pair of cuff links.
Serbian Minister: Eh. Oh, a joke. You Americans do like your little jokes., don't you?
James: We also like 200-karat diamonds.
Artemus: Now here's my thought. Maybe those diamonds aren't being stolen at all. Maybe, with the application of that tremendous force, they are being made to, will you believe this, to explode from within.
James: Artie do you believe it?
Artemus: No, do you think I'm some kind of a nut?
Thaddeus Baines: West and Gordon: the unconquerable duo.
Morgan Midas: But I must warn you, it’s a very good safe.
James: I’m a very good safecracker.
Morgan Midas: Fancy.
Thaddeus Baines: Oh by the way, where's West today? I was told that you two always work together.
Artemus: Well, we always do work together. Separately.
Lucretia Ivronin: Goodbye. I do wish you were going to live a little longer.
Artemus: You know, I wish the same thing too.
Morgan Midas: To an ordinary man, your opposition would probably be too much to overcome.
James: But you’re not an ordinary man.
Morgan Midas: You’ve noticed. How nice.
James: How’d you do it?
Artemus: (having defeated the guards) Ah, I cheated. I used force.