Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
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Syndicate hood Johnny Vayle, on his way to meet his underworld associates, is convinced to land at a rural airport by his wife, Eve, and murdered. She informs Johnny's former associates ... See full summary »


Bruce Geller (created by), Howard Browne

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Episode cast overview:
Peter Graves ... James Phelps
Greg Morris ... Barney Collier
Lynda Day George ... Lisa Casey
Peter Lupus ... Willy Armitage
Laraine Stephens ... Eve Vayle
Ron Feinberg ... Stanley Luchek (as Ronald Feinberg)
Walter Barnes ... Homer Chill
Charles Guardino Charles Guardino ... Johnny Vayle (as Charlie Guardino)
Amzie Strickland Amzie Strickland ... Mildred
Jerry Jones Jerry Jones ... Cabbie
Charlie Picerni ... Ollie Maybrick
Richard Reed Richard Reed ... Dorlan


Syndicate hood Johnny Vayle, on his way to meet his underworld associates, is convinced to land at a rural airport by his wife, Eve, and murdered. She informs Johnny's former associates that she has the documents and blackmails them into paying her off for the rest of her life. The IMF's job is to recover the documents -- which the team plans to do by suggesting to Eve that her husband may still be alive. Written by aldanoli

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Release Date:

12 January 1973 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Barney takes Eve Vayle to a morgue to view her husband's body. It is the same morgue that was used in the episode TOD-5. See more »


At the beginning of the episode, Barney (Greg Morris), posing as a police officer, is writing down the license numbers of vehicles outside the house of Eve Vayle (Laraine Stephens). When shot from the front, Barney is standing next to a concrete lamppost on a sunlit street, between a dark brown car and a gray one. When the shot switches to a reverse angle from Eve's front door, however, he's suddenly standing on an overcast street between two black vehicles, and the lamppost is nowhere to be seen. Then the shot switches back to a front view as she approaches him, and he's back on a sunlit street. See more »


[first lines]
Eve Vayle: Welcome home, darling.
Johnny Vayle: Okay, what is it? Why did you want me to set down out here?
Eve Vayle: It was Luchek's idea. Federal agents are waiting for you in L.A. They want those records.
Johnny Vayle: What does he want me to do?
Eve Vayle: Turn them over to me, and then you land in L.A. clean.
Johnny Vayle: No... No chance. This stuff is dynamite. And Luchek should know better than to involve you.
Eve Vayle: But I'm your wife. He has no other choice. Trust me, darling. Luchek said...
Johnny Vayle: Forget what Luchek said. I collected this stuff, and I'll ...
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Jim Phelps Become A Tough Talking Guy
14 August 2019 | by Desertman84See all my reviews

After having a terrible previous episode "Incarnate",we get to see a better one especially in the seventh season in "Boomerang".It involves the IMF in trying to recover a blackmail file from a wife from a murdered mobster.

The episode is obviously not action-packed.Nevertheless,we get to see a high intelligence detail on how the IMF tries to recover the file. Added to that,we get to see a great performance from Peter Graves when Jim Phelps disguises himself as a tough-talking hit man.

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