Mission: Impossible - Episode Guide

Season 1

The Killer

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Oct 23, 1988

The Killer

Jim Phelps comes out of retirement to head a new team... in the search for the man who killed his protege, an assassin who does everything randomly to make it impossible to anticipate his next move.

The System

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Oct 30, 1988

The System

The team must convince a young mobster to turn evidence against the older mobster that he's partnered with.

Holograms

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Nov 6, 1988

Holograms

The team must lure a drug lord onto America territory--and ensure his arrest--by convincing him that his long-lost son is still alive.

The Condemned

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Nov 20, 1988

The Condemned

The team must clear the name of an American framed for a crime he didn't commit: Grant's father, and Jim's former teammate, Barney Collier.

The Legacy

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Nov 26, 1988

The Legacy

The grandsons of four World War II Nazis come out of hiding to collect the cache of gold that their grandfathers hid... and Nicholas must go undercover as one of them to find out the cache's location first.

The Wall

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Dec 11, 1988

The Wall

An East German doctor convinces refugees that he can get them over the Berlin Wall and then sells them out to the local colonel.... and he kidnaps the daughter of a negotiator to increase hostilities and maintain his profit.

The Cattle King

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Dec 18, 1988

The Cattle King

The team goes after an Australian arms dealer and recruits the local Aborigine tribe to help them.

The Pawn

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Jan 15, 1989

The Pawn

The team must get a defecting scientist and chess master out of Czechoslovakia in the middle of the world chess championships, under heavy guard by his Soviet masters.

The Haunting

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Jan 28, 1989

The Haunting

The team goes after a rich sociopath who has killed an Arabic princess. Now her father is threatening to pull out of an oil treaty unless his daughter's fate is determined and the killer brought to justice.

The Lions

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Feb 4, 1989

The Lions

When the brother of a dead king sabotages the test his nephew must pass to become the new king, the IMF gets involved to make sure the boy has a fair chance.

The Greek

Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Feb 11, 1989

The Greek

The team goes after a Greek tycoon who uses his yacht to distribute illegally obtained drugs worldwide.

The Fortune

Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Feb 18, 1989

The Fortune

The team takes on the ruthless wife of a dictator who is planning a return to power. The mission costs one team member their life.

The Fixer

Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: Feb 25, 1989

The Fixer

The team takes on a crooked DC columnist who uses the information he gathers to blackmail and intimidate to gain what he wants.

Spy

Episode: 1x14 | Airdate: Mar 18, 1989

Spy

The team goes up against an ex-MI6 agent selling chemical weapons. To stop him, Jim must team up with a KGB operative who he's battled in the past... and must now rely on to save his life.

The Devils

Episode: 1x15 | Airdate: Mar 25, 1989

The Devils

A British lord forms a fake Satanic coven and uses it to blackmail the high-ranking officials who participate. The team sets out to convince him that the Devil is real.

The Plague

Episode: 1x16 | Airdate: Apr 8, 1989

The Plague

The IMF must recover a lethal bacteria from the black-market dealer who had it stolen.

Reprisal

Episode: 1x17 | Airdate: Apr 15, 1989

Reprisal

The team goes up against its most dangerous opponent: a former IMF scientist driven insane by a head injury, who plans to frame Jim for the murder of his former female teammates.

Submarine

Episode: 1x18 | Airdate: Apr 29, 1989

Submarine

The IMF goes after a crooked admiral who has engineered a computer virus that has already sunk one submarine.

Bayou

Episode: 1x19 | Airdate: May 6, 1989

Bayou

The IMF used voodoo to break up a white slavery ring in Louisiana,

Season 2

The Golden Serpent (1)

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Sep 21, 1989

The Golden Serpent (1)

The team goes after the Golden Serpent, an international opium-smuggling operation, with the help of their inside man... Grant's father, Barney Collier.

The Golden Serpent (2)

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Sep 28, 1989

The Golden Serpent (2)

With Barney presumed dead, the IM team has no choice but to continue with their mission against the Golden Serpent, pitting the organization's leader and Prince Selimun against each other.

The Princess

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Oct 5, 1989

The Princess

The team goes after an assassin who is targeting a princess for death.

Command Performance

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Oct 12, 1989

Command Performance

The IMF must rescue a dissident priest from a security tower and find a missing holy relic, all under the eye of the sadistic Defense Minister.

Countdown

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Oct 26, 1989

Countdown

Grant goes undercover as a mercenary to convince a religious fanatic to lead him to the nuclear warhead that she plans to use against her country's capital city.

War Games

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Nov 2, 1989

War Games

Shannon poses as an astrologer to get close to a East European general who plans to use war games as a cover to invade a neighboring country.

Target Earth

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Nov 9, 1989

Target Earth

After secretly murdering the lead pilot, terrorists take over a private space consortium... and Shannon is launched into space on a shuttle along with the terrorist's pilot.

The Fuehrer's Children

Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Nov 16, 1989

The Fuehrer's Children

Neo-Nazi leader Richard Kester plans to use a "secret weapon" to convince all other neo-Nazi organizations to elect him their world leader.

Banshee

Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Nov 30, 1989

Banshee

An Irish arms dealer blows up a bus filled with old people to turn Republicans versus Nationalist and boost his arms sales, and the team put on a hologrammtic show to convince the dealer to confess his sins.

For Art's Sake

Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: Dec 14, 1989

For Art's Sake

Suave, debonair hotelier Daniel Travers is secretly an art thief. He steals a painting belonging to a foreign country, putting U.S. negotiations at risk, and the team must recover the painting and put Travers out of business once and for all.

Deadly Harvest

Episode: 2x11 | Airdate: Jan 6, 1990

Deadly Harvest

Nicholas poses as a terrorist scientist who has undergone plastic surgery, to find the contaminated wheat seeds that the scientist's organization plans to use to destroy America's wheat crop.

Cargo Cult

Episode: 2x12 | Airdate: Jan 13, 1990

Cargo Cult

A ruthless criminal uses natives as slave labor to mine cyanide-laced gold, preying on their superstitions. The IMF has to out-superstition the criminal with some tricks of their own.

The Assassin

Episode: 2x13 | Airdate: Jan 20, 1990

The Assassin

The team goes after someone who can program innocent people into assassins... and an undercover Nicholas ends up programmed to kill a national leader.

Gunslinger

Episode: 2x14 | Airdate: Feb 3, 1990

Gunslinger

Jim and the team take on a crooked ex-Congressman who is using his Old West tourist town as a cover to steal uranium for terrorists.

Church Bells in Bogota

Episode: 2x15 | Airdate: Feb 10, 1990

Church Bells in Bogota

While going undercover to extradite a Columbian drug lord, Shannon is stricken with amnesia and falls in love with the drug lord's nephew.

The Sands of Seth

Episode: 2x16 | Airdate: Feb 24, 1990

The Sands of Seth

The IMF take on the curator of an Egyptian museum who wants to bring back Egypt's ancient past... with himself as Pharaoh.