|Series|| Mission: Impossible|
|Airdate||January 21, 1967|
|Written by|| William Read Woodfield|
|Directed by||Allen Miner|
|Guests|| Martin Landau|
Joe De Santis
|Previous episode||The Reluctant Dragon|
|Next episode||The Trial|
|Episode list||Season 1|
The IMF team poses as caterers, preparing a dinner party for a crime lord (Jack Wellman). They hope to frame him by making it look like he's stealing from his fellow syndicate chiefs.
- Steven Hill as Dan Briggs
- Barbara Bain as Cinnamon Carter
- Greg Morris as Barney Collier
- Peter Lupus as Willy Armitage
- Martin Landau as Rollin Hand
- Simon Oakland as Jack Wellman
- Arthur Batanides as Tino
- Joe Maross as Frank Bates
- Joe De Santis as Vito Scalisi
- Mort Mills as Al Souchek
Mission Briefing Edit
Dan Briggs goes to a testing center and takes an apogee test. The test coordinator in reality an IMF agent gives him the instructions and Dan goes inside the booth to start the test. Pressing the C. button to starts the tape to begin the mission briefing.
Good morning, Mr. Briggs. In each of the accidents you're looking at, an important elected official was killed. Two congressmen and two state attorney generals. Their deaths had one thing in common, their successors were in every case, known to be favorably disposed towards organized crime. The Syndicate has a finger in every other legitament business. Now they're moving into government. This move is the brainchild of Jack Wellman, acknowledged head of The Syndicate in the United States. He must be stopped. Officially, he's beyond the reach of the law. Your mission, Dan should you decide to accept it, is to stop Wellman. As always, should you or any member of your IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This film strip will self-destruct in 5 seconds after you stop the machine. Good luck, Dan.
Dan presses the stop button and five seconds later the machine self-destructs as always with any object given to an IMF agent.
- The Syndicate Mafia
- Blood money used by the Mafia
- Jack Wellman
- Al Souchek
- Frank Bates
- Vito Scalesi
- Syndicate Soldiers and Captains
- Tino's Catering Service and Restaurant